Fly off the handle

Do you know the English expression “to fly off the handle“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Harry: What did the boss say when you told her you were quitting?

Sally: She flew off the handle. I’ve never seen her so mad!

Does it mean:

a) speak loudly

b) throw a door handle

c) negotiate

d) become angry suddenly

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) become angry suddenly