To lash out violently and at random, often in a blind rage. Term taken from the 1990's incidents of workplace violence involving US Postal System workers.
I was so angry at work with the new workload, I was afraid I'd go postal.
by Unidyne March 12, 2005
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To exact calculated revenge on co-workers or schoolmates, usually with a firearm, after being fired or expelled or just feeling extremely hard-done-by.

Software tester Michael McDermott shot and killed seven co-workers in 2000 after having his pay docked to cover back taxes.
A disgruntled former worker went postal today leaving seven dead, including two accountants he had accused of being 'Nazis' the day before.
by bee March 22, 2005
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to succumb to fatigue and tension, to be become violently angry(from a series of incidents from the mid 80s to the 90s where various postal workers went on shooting rampages)
I will not let him go postal in plain sight.
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To loose touch with someone for a long time. Not talk to someone in a while.
You go postal on me all the time and I only hear from you every 3 months.
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originally coined from a series of real life shootings in the postal service, it now usually means that someone is about to go nuts or off the deep end. the reason for going postal is usually trivial. also, means person on psychiatric meds that is off their pills.
after finding her computer's wallpaper had been changed again, Jane went postal on her fellow workers.
by Foozi100 July 24, 2005
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When someone gets uncontrollably angry, often to a point of violence, usually in a workplace
After finding out Mark had another hour added to his 4 hour mail delivery shift, He brought a gun into work the next day and was reportedly going postal on fellow workers and customers
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Basicly, "going postal" is pulling a uzi, assault rifle or most any other firearm out from under your jacket and going nuts. That is, wasting anyone and anything you see, and then probably yourself. A bit like going apeshit.
Jim had left another burning paper bag of crap on John's doorstep, so John retaliated by going postal on his ass.
by Johnny The Homicidal Maniac August 19, 2004
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