throw a mental

to lose control of oneself, lose one's tem-per. A teenage and Valley Girl term of the early 1980s, the phrase with its variant form, chuck a mental, has become popular among British and Australian school-children.
► I totalled the car and Mom threw a mental.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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