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Offensive expression used to describe someone having a tantrum by comparing someone to a "paddy". Unsurprisingly it's an expression only used by the English.
He's throwing a paddy
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When someone has a tantrum
Mark couldn't pull Claire so he threw a paddy

Where is James? Stuart beat his high score in flappy bird so now he is throwing a paddy
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A dated and offensive expression generally used by English people to describe someone having an over the top strop.

Offensively refers to Irish people as "paddys" and their "over the top sulking" when it came to the English stealing Irish land, pillaging and their refusal to grant the Irish their independence for a long time.
It implies unreasonableness, obstinacy and an inability to control the temper (which go nicely with drunkeness and violence of course).

Outdated expression thats up there with the likes of "working like a black"
What are you throwing a paddy for?
He wouldn't turn off the tv so I threw a paddy
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Throwing a tantrum, exploding in anger/frustration over something trivial.

Not related to the offensive term for the Irish 'Paddy' in any more way than the term Paddy field.
He couldn't get tickets for the last Take That concert and threw a right paddy.

Where's Sue?

Oh, she broke a fingernail and now she's throwing a paddy in her room.
by minerva1961 November 16, 2010

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