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what's got into you? | (don't know) what got into me

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase what's got into you? | (don't know) what got into me

Meaning

You can say this if someone's behaving badly or strangely.

For example

  • "Damn it, Mum! Just leave me alone, will you!"
    "Why are you so angry, Jay? What's got into you?"

  • "Sorry for shouting at you, Mum. I don't know what got into me."

Quick Quiz

Danny was usually friendly, so I said, "What's got into you?" when he

a. said 'Hello' to me

b. wouldn't talk to me

c. said I looked nice

Contributor: Matt Errey