Happy English Idiom Lesson – “Get Bent Out of Shape” – From New York!

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Sometimes things don’t go so smoothly in life. If something happens and someone gets upset or angry, you can say that they got bent out of shape. We generally don’t use this idiom to talk about ourself. It is more common to use it to talk about somone else. You can use [be] or [get] with this idiom.

“to be bent out of shape” or “to get bent out of shape”

Also, in ordinary English Conversation, we often say “all bent out of shape.”

–  Jennifer’s mom was all bent out of shape because she came home after 2am.
–  The driver got all bent out of shape when a motorcycle scratched his new car.
When was the last time you got bent out of shape?