to go ape - What is the meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to go ape" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 1:


After a two year relationship, Steve has told Barbara that he is gay.  Barbara becomes very upset and starts yelling and screaming incoherently at Steve.  She tells him to get out of their apartment and never come back.  Barbara then begins to gather up Steve's possessions and belongings and proceeds to throw them, one by one, out the window of their apartment.  Barbara is crying.
Would you say that Barbara is going ape?
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Idiom Definition:


"to go ape (shit)"
to become upset or angry or excited to the point of radical or crazy behavior
 
 
Synonyms:
ballistic, bark, berserk, blow, composure, crack, erupt, flare, flash, freak, fume, haywire, lash, nuts, rail, rant, retort, scream, snarl, snap, storm, temper, vent, yell
 
 

This ape is going ape. - - - - ->  a picture of a gorilla standing on its hind legs with its arms in the air.  Its mouth is open and it looks as though it might start thrashing around as apes do.




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Idiom Scenario 2:


You have just finished a telephone call.  The local radio station called you to tell you that you won tickets to see a concert where your absolute all-time favorite music group will be performing.  The tickets also include a backstage pass and admission to the after-party.  You have loved this band since you can remember.  You have all their CDs.
Do you suppose that you might go ape with excitement?
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Idiom Usage:

The word, "shit", is a vulgar expression for excrement.  It should never be used in mixed company or in formal situations.  "Shit" is very very slang.
It is not necessary to use this word to use the idiom - go ape
Alternate forms:
to go ape (on)
to go ape (for)
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Going ape on your boss might cause your boss to fire you.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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