Daily English Idiom – To Get Bent Out of Shape

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To Get Bent Out of Shape

What does the English idiom, to get or be bent out of shape mean? 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 someone else. You can use [be] or [get] bent out of shape.

Here are some examples:

  • Jack got bent out of shape because his flight was cancelled.
  • 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.

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