bristle with rage

(redirected from bristle with anger)

bristle with rage

 and bristle with anger; bristle with indignation
Fig. to demonstrate one's anger, rage, or displeasure with a strong negative response. (Alludes to a dog or cat raising the hair on its back in anger or as a threat.) She was just bristling with anger. I don't know what set her off. Walter bristled with rage as he saw the damage to his new car.
See also: bristle, rage
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Hoffman and Sarandon bristle with anger and disbelief at the injustice of their daughter's death.
Gyllenhaal confirms his status as one of the finest young actors in Hollywood,delivering a measured and emotionally rich performance, while Hoffman and Sarandon bristle with anger and disbelief at the injustice of the daughter's death.
I saw the squaddies bristle with anger when they heard this .
AS Debbie Dale put the packet of chocolate eclairs into her shopping trolley, she heard a comment that made her bristle with anger.