bristle with rage

bristle with rage

To show sudden anger. I bristled with rage when I saw that someone had hit my car overnight.
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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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While other pros pathetically refuse to ever admit they have had an off-day and bristle with rage (whatever that means) when people suggest they are not Pele, Davies's straight-talking shone like a beacon.
The trade unions - some of them more militant now than they have been for dec ades - are starting to bristle with rage at the "demoralising" way they say the Prime Minister is treating them over pay.
Off it too, someone who wouldn't court controversy, may bristle with rage at times, but who would keep a stiff upper lip in public and be Mr Diplomat for Wales.
You do not appear to bristle with rage at these relatively recent incidents, although you mention that "an Austrian player was battered with a missile" in the infamous Rapid game (are you sure?