burst a blood vessel

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burst a blood vessel

1. To put forth great effort towards some goal or end. Annabelle practically burst a blood vessel cleaning the whole house and setting up all the guest rooms for you guys, and you don't even appreciate it!
2. To become angry and begin yelling. The boss burst a blood vessel when he heard that the printer still hadn't finished our order.
See also: blood, burst, vessel

burst/bust a blood vessel

  (informal)
1. to use a lot of effort doing something I'd like the designs as soon as possible, but don't bust a blood vessel!
2. to become very angry and start shouting He nearly burst a blood vessel when he heard what they'd done to his car.
See also: blood, burst, vessel