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bite (one's) head off

To respond to someone with anger that is often sudden or unprovoked. What's wrong with the boss today? I just tried to ask him a question, and he totally bit my head off!
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bite someone's head off

Fig. to speak sharply and with great anger to someone. (Fixed order.) Don't bite my head off! Be patient. I'm very sorry I lost my tempter. I didn't mean to bite your head off.
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bite (someone's) head off

To respond to a comment in an angry or reproachful way.
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References in classic literature ?
Stirring things had begun to occur in the neighbourhood of his ankles, where Bill, the fox-terrier, had encountered an acquaintance, and, to the accompaniment of a loud, gargling noise, was endeavouring to bite his head off.
AN ANGRY grizzly bear scalped a hiker with one swipe of her paw and then tried to bite his head off.
The dog was twice Paul's weight and it literally tried to bite his head off.