bristle with rage

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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.
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The truth is - and as much as the suggestion will make Lennon bristle with indignation - Scottish football is a wasteland now that Rangers are rotting in a mess of their own making.
The BNP will bristle with indignation, and claim their opposition to both, but their very existence creates the anti-matter of protesters who will ensure violence whenever the two sides should collide.
Some Newcastle fans will bristle with indignation that their club might be considered a stepping stone to bigger and better things, but the lure of Old Trafford for Hughes is similar to the affinity Shearer has with St James's Park.
It is a criticism which has been levelled at the Parkhead men for five years, and one which causes Celtic manager Martin O'Neill to bristle with indignation.
With a few exceptions, Scots just don't have that kind of mentality, yet they bristle with indignation when someone like the Irish travel firm CIE picks up the honours.
What really makes me bristle with indignation is hearing people say they don't trust bearded men.
It is an illustration of the strength of feeling in this regional dispute that those on Wearside will bristle with indignation at the pomposity of such an arrogant suggestion.
Ask if he's considering retirement, Sir Norman suddenly pretends to bristle with indignation, although his trademark cheeky, chirpy wink and smirk persuade that this is only a prank.
SEEING a picture of himself in an advertisement made Barry Wedgwood bristle with indignation.