go postal

1) крушить, расправляться

1. We won't ask where the Republicans were when couriers and clerks went postal, killing their colleagues (Boston Globe). — He будем спрашивать, где были республиканцы, когда потерявшие рассудок курьеры и клерки расправлялись со своими коллегами.

2. Members of the crew tried to hold down a single individual, but the individual got up again and essentially went postal in the cockpit (PSI Tech Spot Report). — Члены экипажа попытались сдержать человека, действовавшего в одиночку, но тому удалось встать, после чего он стал крушить все вокруг себя в кабине самолета.

2) возмущаться, быть недовольным

Publishers Go Postal Over New Rate Hikes (Media Life). — Издатели возмущены новым повышением тарифов / Новое повышение тарифов вызвало взрыв возмущения среди издателей.

Syn:
go beserk, go haywire, go ballistic

The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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  • Postal Answer Line — (PAL) An automated telephone service that provides recorded messages about rates and mail classes, international mail, special services, business mail, retail hours and locations, mail fraud and security, and other general postal topics …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal area ZIP Code — All ZIP Code assignments other than unique ZIP Codes. This category includes ZIP Codes assigned to postal facilities, post office box sections, caller service, vertical improved mail units in buildings, and delivery units. ZIP Code is a USPS… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postal Bulletin — Postal Bulletin  A biweekly USPS publication that announces instructions and changes in policy and standards. It has been issued by Headquarters since 1880 and sent to all postal units; it is also available to public subscribers. The notices are… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal business center — (PBC) A USPS unit that helps the small and medium volume mailer learn about postal products and services …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal commodity machine — (PCM) Equipment that dispenses postage stamps, retail products, and stamped envelopes. This type of retail equipment is used in post office lobbies, shopping malls, and other self service vending locations. (Also see self service postal center) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postal Computing Environment  — Postal Computing Environment (PCE)  Includes applications and data, information technology services, and information technology infrastructure. It includes technical information, design rules, configuration details, and procedures appropriate to… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal/distribution/retail clerk — A USPS employee who separates incoming mail and outgoing mail according to established schemes, or serves the public at a postal retail location …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal employee development center — (PEDC) Field units located in specific postal facilities that provide areawide training and development support services for all USPS personnel on a continuing basis. They are equipped with self instructional material and audiovisual equipment… …   Glossary of postal terms

  • Postal Forum — (See National Postal Forum) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • postal money order — A nonmail service provided for a fee for transmitting money. Domestic money orders are sold and redeemed at all post offices, and international money orders are issued to addresses in those countries whose postal administrations have agreements… …   Glossary of postal terms

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