hysteria

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Austin recalls: "As junior clerk (at the register office) it was my job to fetch them, and the counter girls would go into hysterics when this young lad went on to Northumberland Street for three or four marriage licences twice a week
Some people are obsessed with their gardens, they go into hysterics if the wind blows into them.
Please don't go into hysterics about the smell and the dangers; if it were as bad as claimed we would all be dead.