fit\ to\ be\ tied

I. adj. phr. informal
Very angry or upset.

She was fit to be tied when she saw the broken glass.

II. adv. phr. substandard
Very hard. - Used for emphasis.

Uncle Willie was laughing fit to be tied at the surprised look on Mother's face.


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  • fit to be tied — adjective Very agitated or distressed; enraged. Some girls can set around until theyre blue moulded, and never a feller to ask em, and others the boysll fret and pleg until theyre fit to be tied, with nerves! …   Wiktionary

  • fit to be tied — very angry, mad, see red    He was fit to be tied when you said the accident was his fault …   English idioms

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