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breathe fire

To strongly express one's anger, typically verbally. Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss today—he's breathing fire over that printing mishap.
See also: breathe, fire

breathe fire

be fiercely angry.
The implied comparison in this expression is with a fire-breathing dragon.
See also: breathe, fire
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But next year I'll show folks what breathing fire is all about
It would be plainclothes vs plainclothes as we also won't don on any uniform ourselves", said he breathing fire against the extra-judicial arrests of MQM workers at a massive protest rally staged here.
May I remind this minority that a dragon breathing fire is what we need to drive us forward.
That way we can have our dragons actually breathing fire, and as the vented gas goes to the atmosphere anyway, there is no difference to the environment.
Neath head coach Patrick Horgan said: "We appreciate Llanelli will be coming here breathing fire and a number of them have played regional rugby this year.
The rich and creamy concoction comes with a real sting in the tail - a red hot chilli pepper bite that will have all but the bravest breathing fire.
He says: "It was a lovely little place, the food was great and it had a different atmosphere, there were stilt walkers and people breathing fire.
Mechanical dragons as tall as double-decker buses will rampage through the town centre, breathing fire and entertaining crowds before their final encounter with the dragon slayer in front of Dewsbury Town Hall.
Ms Gardiner, who has had 15 internationally-successful books published starring her characters Lola, Poppy and Max, said: I was told you cant have the dragon breathing fire because it goes against health and safety.
05am to Dublin, full of anticipation and excited about the prospect of my horse Breathing Fire - named by my three daughters Frankie, Alex and Gaby - running in one of the biggest races of the year in Ireland, the Pierse Hurdle.
The difficult JCB Triumph Hurdle kicks off the final day and Jessica Harrington's Breathing Fire appeals as one that could run a big race.
Breathing Fire got off the mark after a hard-fought tussle at Windsor last time and can follow up in the Weatherbys Insurance Handicap (4.
Thank goodness for Peggy (right) breathing fire and shaking some life into the whole sorry dead Den saga.
The Belgrade outfit are breathing fire after being told they must switch the second leg of their UEFA Cup clash away from potential trouble in the Serbian capital.