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mad enough to chew nails (and spit rivets)

 and angry enough to chew nails; mad enough to spit nails
Inf. Fig. very angry, as if to be able to bite through metal nails. I am mad enough to chew nails! Who took my checkbook? Her sudden tirade made him angry enough to chew nails. He stomped in, mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets.
See also: chew, enough, mad, nail

wax angry

 and wax wroth
Fig. to speak in anger and with indignity. Seeing the damage done by the careless children caused the preacher to wax wroth at their parents.
See also: angry, wax
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In fact, they are getting angrier and angrier and louder and louder and they will continue to do so until this Government drops their deeply unfair plans to turn their back on women.
The shepherds were arrested, and presumably, they're even angrier in jail than they were when they beat up the umbrella-wielding Bangladeshi.
conference in San Antonio (NCR, June 26): The more I read, the angrier I got.
One of the worst areas is the set of traffic lights near Sheraton Hotel/Diplomatic Area - it makes me angrier than a wasp in a jam jar
At the end of a hearing, the man began getting angrier and angrier at his ex-wife.
When Marcus is finally released, he's infuriated at how his civil rights were ignored, and even angrier to find that in the wake of the attack the DHS has turned the city into a police state, installing all kinds of invasive security devices and treating everyone as possible suspects.
Her taking away my privileges doesn't teach me anything--it just makes me angrier.
Original studies presented debunk the common notions that today's college students are angrier than past generations, and that the expression (rather than suppression) of anger contributes to cardiovascular disease.
the harder it becomes to complain and the longer it takes to get satisfaction, the angrier customers become in return.
Wood doesn't think we are angrier than we have ever been, or angry more often; he does think we express ourselves more angrily, more often, that at the merest provocation we act indignantly and speak harshly.
It will make my members even angrier when they see it takes the threat of a strike to get the city to pay us some attention.
Then Kolbe voted yes on the Defense of Marriage Act, and a new, angrier whisper campaign began.
I'd be angrier if I knew that what Mutu was doing was enhancing his performance, but this is quite clearly a recreational issue.
Aggressive drivers appear to be not only more aggressive and angrier on the road, but also angrier in general," Loretta S.