Catch Word #189 – Go ape

Anger is a strong emotion, and in English we have some equally strong idioms you can use to talk about it! Join Andrew and Morag in this episode to learn some ways you can describe behaving angrily: to go ape and to chew someone out.


Fun Facts

The strangest things can make people angry. Did you know that simply being hungry, hot, or dehydrated can increase your chances of becoming angry? So if you don’t want to go ape, try cooling down with a snack and a glass of water!

Expressions included in the learning materials

  • To go ape
  • To chew [someone] out/to chew out [someone]
  • Off-kilter
  • To blow it
  • To take [someone] to task

Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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