have a cadenza

have a cadenza

be extremely agitated – South African informal

Cadenza is an Italian term for a virtuoso solo passage near the end of a piece of music.

This informal sense probably comes from Danny Kaye's humorous 1940s recording The Little Fiddle.

1991 - D. Capel - Personality - The Conservative party is having a cadenza about subliminal messages on the SABC's news logo.

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