burst with

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burst with (an emotion)

Of an emotion, to be so filled up with something as to be unable to contain it. I was bursting with anger after they fired me from my job. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
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burst with

Be overfull with something, be unable to contain oneself with an emotion. For example, Jane's award made her parents burst with pride, or Harry is bursting with the news about his promotion. [Early 1600s]
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We were shaking with shock and bursting with anger, especially as it was the one thing all IVF patients are told could never happen.
Prayer is a salve to keep one's heart from bursting with anger and block out visions of revenge.
BIG Brother's Bubble is bursting with anger over a ban on football.
That's the name of the latest crunching US guitar band to hit the British scene, full to bursting with anger and rock 'n' roll sputum.