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Get Your Dander Up : Phrases



Meaning:

To get excitedly angry - into a temper.


Example:

Don't
get your dander up - I'm only doing my job!


Origin:

The phrase has Dutch origins where
op donderen means to burst into a sudden rage. This, in turn, comes from Donder=Thunder.

Alternative:
Donder op! in Dutch means: Get out of here! or Hop it! Of course we only say this after we burst into a sudden rage.





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