Meaning of have a cadenza in English:

have a cadenza


informal South African
  • Be extremely agitated.

    • ‘the party is having a cadenza about subliminal messages on the news’
    • ‘You're gonna have a cadenza when you hear who I sat next to at the event.’


    Said to be from Danny Kaye's The Little Fiddle, a humorous recording made in the 1940s.