breathe fire

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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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We might need some volunteers to see how dragons breathe fire.
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Dragon loves her little one, even though she can't fly or breathe fire and is covered in feathers.
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The Dragons have failed to breathe fire in Group A of the International Challenge Trophy competition and are currently rock bottom of a section won by England.
They try to intimidate: they smash and stomp things; they breathe fire or shoot laser beams out of their eyes; they boil your pet bunny.