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to go bananas


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) to lose control

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to go bananas’ means to be irrational and wild, to behave in a slightly crazy or silly fashion. The expression is considered slang and is therefore used only in informal contexts.

French translation

devenir dingue, péter un câble

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Examples in context

‘Anderson Cooper goes BANANAS ! CNN host flips out on woman trying to throw peel into a mail box

The TV personality admitted on his ’Anderson Live’ daytime program that he yelled at a woman attempting to litter.’

Daily News, 20 Jan. 2013

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’Dolce & Gabbana go bananas over Dolce... and Banana

Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana fail to see the funny side of a South African jewellery store called Dolce and Banana.

We can think of a few puns involving several luxury brands names, but perhaps none quite as real - or costly - as the aforementioned ’Dolce & Banana’.’

Telegraph.co.uk, 20 Jan. 2013

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Everyday usage

I knew Joe would go bananas when he found out he’s not getting a raise this year.

Alaine went bananas over the new shoes from Manolo Blahnik. I think she bought five pairs !

b) to get drunk

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c) to hide money abroad

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