breathe fire

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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Visitors will see explore copper flowers that breathe fire, carved flaming flower boxes and scorching sculptural trees.
Although I guess I can let Joseph Mann off that skill as he can also play the trombone and breathe fire, as well as treating us to a great high-kicking, jazz-singing rendition of Who's Sorry Now.
Highest Grossing Animated Film of the Year Continues to Breathe Fire Into Global Box Office
Baffin's Desire for Fire: Dragonasaurus Tales" is the debut children's fantasy series book for children ages 4-8 about a young dragon, or dragonasaurus, who wants to breathe fire.
Fosse-trained dancers might now also be asked, "Can you do a cartwheel, juggle, throw knives, breathe fire, play the accordion?
He still has the ability and inclination to breathe fire reminiscent of his "Never, never, never" days with controversial comments over the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and the Catholic Church.
Dragon lore and circus feats will combine to breathe fire as the circus comes to town with the latest Ringling Bros.
More than 10,000 people are expected to attend and be part of a weekend where they will meet robots that dance, knit and breathe fire, as well as hearing one of Barack Obama's "Champions of Change" talk about the importance of a "maker culture".
They were sometimes said to breathe fire, and they were pretty much always evil.
According to the report, while at public meetings Hafiz Saeed and other leaders of his organisation unmistakably breathe fire, it is social media where JuD's sophistication becomes apparent.
It's time for the Welsh dragon to breathe fire and flame - come on Welsh Government - show your teeth and make sure it comes to fruition.
Though they don't breathe fire like their mythical relatives, there is no other lizard that can match it for size or ferocity.
A SHOPPING centre is helping the Welsh dragon breathe fire.
Aishwarya sure is ready to breathe fire at the box office to give tough competition to the top three heroines and prove herself all over again.
I haven't seen it breathe fire," said Prince Maynard.