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Assemblies of God minister Malcolm Macpherson flew off the handle when a member of staff at a busy filling station in Dumfries was slow to activate a pump.
But when Mr Cameron was attacked by his own colleagues for not slapping Obama down, he flew off the handle, according to Mr Montgomerie - editor of the ConservativeHome website.
Susan flew off the handle because she didn't like the way Joanne was speaking to her.
Daisy, daughter of 60s photographer Terrence, flew off the handle after a difference of opinion with diminutive Dan, producer and writer of her C4 series Daisy Daisy.
She flew off the handle and he knew instantly he'd said the wrong thing once again," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
SCIENCE flew off the handle yesterday as he laid into a door in the Big Brother house.