have a fit

[have a fit] or [have fits] or [throw a fit] {v. phr.} 1. To have asudden illness with stiffness or jerking of the body.

Our dog had afit yesterday.

2. {informal} To become angry or upset.

Father willthrow a fit when he sees the dent in the car.

Howard will have afit when he learns that he lost the election.

When John decided todrop out of college, his parents had fits.