What we've got here is freedom of speech run amok.
Just how often does communication between doctors and patients run amok?
One of the kids who got shot was his and he's running amok.
"This is not the picture to hold up as an example of costs run amok."
What was it doing, running amok through the streets of the town?
And if they give him creativity, even a little of it, he could run amok.
That can hardly be described as big government run amok.
They turned around and ran amok, killing their own troops.
My imagination was running amok on what they were doing.
However, neither side should expect to find justice in a court system run amok.
He probably figured that would really make you blow your top.
How did I know he was going to blow his top?
He was working through a thought, trying to keep from blowing his top.
If the teacher finds out you have not been in class he will blow his top.
"But it looked to me as if he were about to blow his top before Earl took over."
Then suddenly he blew his top while walking down the street one day.
If the race manages to keep from blowing its top for a few million years, maybe we'll begin to find out some things.
You can depend on a woman, he reflected, to blow her top at the wrong moment.
Now maybe I can talk about what happened without blowing my top.
Two days later, the No 3 reactor building blew its top.
He had enough problems as it was, without having his mother flip her lid and causing trouble.
The sheriff looked at Pablo as if he'd flipped his lid.
Don't let the kid see it, he might guess what it is and flip his lid.
After all, who wants an ally who flips his lid in a crisis?
The phrase is clearly figurative, not intended to be taken literally any more than "flipped his lid."
She was gazing at him as if he'd flipped his lid.
He stared at her as if she'd flipped her lid.
The two strangers looked like Jake has started to flip his lid.
"I have not flipped my lid like that since," he said.
Bill looked at me as if I'd flipped my lid.
When we hit the ceiling again, what is the next step?
Miss Grant jumped so high, her head nearly hit the ceiling!
Boy, did she hit the ceiling when I said that.
Just then her head hit the ceiling of the room.
If I hadn't grabbed her ankle she would have hit the ceiling.
He reached up and hit the ceiling with his fists.
We went up in the air and hit the ceiling.
A third jerk and the head came off, with enough force to hit the ceiling.
When someone coughed in the next room, I nearly hit the ceiling.
It was large enough that the light didn't hit the far wall or the ceiling.