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Brown illustration of an ape with a red mouth on a white background and a blue outer edge with black text

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copyright Best Seal Corp. New York 10013 1979

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“Go Ape” is an idiom that started to be used in the 1950s. The phrase is similar as “to go bananas”. It can be used to explain the excitement people feel:


The crowds go ape for Beyonce.


Or is can be used in a negative way:

Fans go ape when their team loses. 


Idioms Online. (2018, October 7). Go Ape. Idioms Online. 

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Go Ape. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 

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