go postal

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Englisch - Englisch
To behave in a hysterical, angry or irrational manner

The symposium was sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service, which has seen so many outbursts that in some circles excessive stress is known as “going postal.” Thirty-five people have been killed in 11 post office shootings since 1983.

(deyim) Meaning: Go mad, go berserk. Origin: Originated in the USA in 1990s, where there were several incidents of people going berserk and shooting numerous members of the public in post offices
Go mad, especially from stress. [with ref. to cases in which postal employees have run amok and shot colleagues.]
become very angry, become furious and react violently
go postal

    Silbentrennung

    go post·al

    Türkische aussprache

    gō pōstıl

    Synonyme

    run amok

    Aussprache

    /ˈgō ˈpōstəl/ /ˈɡoʊ ˈpoʊstəl/

    Etymologie

    [ 'gO ] (verb.) before 12th century. go (in the sense "become") + postal; from a rash of incidents, mostly gun violence, perpetrated by disgruntled U.S. Postal Service workers on co-workers in the United States, beginning in the 1980s (see quotations)

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