What does go bananas mean?


Idiom Meaning:

become very angry, crazy, or excited


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Broken Horses (2015)

Time of Scene: 01:10:00

Buddy Heckum: When she and my brother Jakey leave the church as a married couple, I’ll go bananas. Bananas. And that’s all I have to say.


Herbie Rides Again (1974)

Time of Scene: 00:26:00

Secretary: I’m sorry, Mr. Hawk. I called the motel but they said your nephew checked out.

Alonzo Hawk: What do you mean he’s checked out? When? Where? Who told him he could check out? How dare he disappear when he knows I’m worried sick? I’ll tear his chicken-livered gizzard to pieces! I’ll stomp him silly! I’ll take this letter knife, and I’ll stab that kid right in his ungrateful breastbone! You know me Millicent, normally I’m a kindly, fun-loving fellow! But when I get crossed… I go bananas.


House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Time of Scene: 00:03:00

Sam Allyson: When I think of Tolstoy, Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens, where are they all now I ask myself?

Kenneth Magee: I think they’re dead, Sam.

Sam Allyson: You know what I mean. They dealt with people, human passions on the grand scale.

Kenneth Magee: People have different behavior patterns now. They just don’t go around acting like they’re out of Wuthering Heights.

Sam Allyson: Are you trying to tell me that Wuthering Heights with all its brooding intensity, isn’t as involving and real as a contemporary novel?

Kenneth Magee: It’s over the top. I mean anyone can write one of those things. It’s just a question of letting your imagination go bananas. Jesus! You want that kind of novel? I can knock it off for you in 24 hours.

Sam Allyson: That I don’t believe.


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