Definition of go ballistic in English:

go ballistic


  • Fly into a rage.

    • ‘he will go ballistic if bureaucrats attempt to meddle in his decisions’
    • ‘I went ballistic and fired off a letter demanding a retraction of the fees.’
    • ‘A platoon of sci-fi marines are dropped into hostile territory, seething with aliens, and they go ballistic.’
    • ‘He brought everything but the Colman's mustard, and I went ballistic.’
    • ‘I missed a header from about 25 yards in a goalless draw at Bristol City and Megson went ballistic.’
    • ‘Environmental activists went ballistic - even more so than usual.’
    • ‘An hour later, Lindsay arrived at the bash where Jessica allegedly went ballistic and lunged at Lohan before security pulled them apart’
    • ‘One day, George found the fake test papers in a desk drawer and went ballistic.’
    • ‘Carole went ballistic and put her fist through one of the walls.’
    • ‘When I offered to trace one person's family for him, he went ballistic and shook his head vigorously.’
    • ‘Within two or three days the media just went ballistic, so it worked in my favour.’