1. the mind; implied in snap one’s cap
2. the top of the head, the cranium; implied at peel caps under peel v.
(N.Z.) having lost one’s temper.
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl.|
1. to lose one’s temper; to break down emotionally.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 27 Feb. 20/1: Roberta Felder [...] snapped her cap when the WAACs’ doctor told her TB had set in.|
|Really the Blues 187: You snapped your cap long ago.|
|They’d Rather Be Right 148: The kid soldier had apparently snapped his cap, [...] He patted the boy on the shoulder. ‘Take it easy, son.’.|
|Corner Boy 45: Man, I‘m poppin’ my cap. [Ibid.] 203: Man, I’m busting my cap.|
|Captain Newman, M.D. 181: The Colonel has snapped his cap!|
|Nice Girls Finish Last 91: After a hairy tour of Chechnya that left Reb a bit shell-shocked, he had been sent to Haiti, where he really snapped his cap.|
2. (US Black) to appeal, to please.
|Pittsburgh Courier (PA) 25 Feb. 20/1: And that’s what snaps my cap about the East.|