`in a snit’

When you are extremely agitated or irritated about something, you are said to be in a snit. The expression `in a snit’ can also be used to mean `in an angry mood’. It carries the suggestion that you are being unreasonably angry or annoyed. `Snit’ is mostly used in informal contexts. As for the origin, no one is really sure where the word comes from.

Example: “The children were in a snit because I refused to let them watch the match”.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) -April 09, 2007


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