meaning to be made mad or upset. It's a phrase to be used when someone or something particularly makes you frustrated or angry. The origin of this phrase is unknown, but it is commonly used by the Bruns family. This idiom could have been used when a wine bottle got too cold and the cork expanded, therefore someone couldn't get the cork out, so they got mad. It could also could've been derived from when someone got upset while they were putting icing on a cork and they dropped it on the floor.
by HamstersOnSpeed May 16, 2011