do one's pieces

to lose control, to become furious. Orig-inally working-class alternatives for to 'lose one's head' or to 'blow one's top', all in use in Britain and Australia; the more colourful second, third, fourth and fifth variants are currently in vogue among young people.
► 'Funny you should say that, because these days I find I do my nut very easily.' (Alfie, British film, 1966) 'Men are always saying they can count the number of times they've cried on the fingers of one hand. Well, I reckon women can count the number of times they've really done their blocks.' (Girls' Night Out, Kathy Lette, 1989)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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