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get hot under the collar

To become angry. I'm sorry I got hot under the collar just then, I have a hard time hearing criticism about my novel. I know you get hot under the collar at times like this, but please, stop yelling at me!
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get hot under the collar

If you get hot under the collar, you get annoyed about something. Biographers tend to get a little hot under the collar when conversation turns to the invasion of privacy. Note: You can also say that someone is hot under the collar. Judges are hot under the collar about proposals to alter their pension arrangements.
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And no interview will ever be conducted without the watchful eye of at least one PR poised to swoop in the minute the subject gets hot under the collar.
Dave gets hot under the collar when he learns how to enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna experience, while Si whips up a batch of Finnish pastries.
pressure cooker An animated Liam Dunne gets hot under the collar in the defeat to Clare
CELEBRITY chef Ainsley Harriott gets hot under the collar by listening to steamy audio books on the road.
John Mills gets hot under the collar as a tank commander leading an ambulance through the Libyan desert to safety while hunting for a German spy.
EASTENDERS (BBC ONE) After an ill-advised fling with Sean, Roxy gets hot under the collar with Jack.
After an ill-advised fling with Sean, she gets hot under the collar with Jack, right.
Before anyone gets hot under the collar about mass truancy you should remember that this is a civilised country, where the education of children is taken seriously.
So that's why Hulse gets hot under the collar when his team fail to hit top gear.
TESTING TIME: Celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher passes on a few tips to Daniel O''Donnell and Conal Gallen; BURNING ISSUE: Laughter as Daniel gets hot under the collar
Anyone who condones long term cruelty by tens of thousands of people and then gets hot under the collar about one second of pheasant necking is not an animal lover.
Demon also gets hot under the collar about the Home Office's plans to exempt smaller ISPs from the same responsibilities.
Etiquette: Putnam sometimes gets hot under the collar if the caller says something he doesn't agree with.
You look at all of them Man City v Man United, Celtic v Rangers - everyone gets hot under the collar.
Alastair Down gets hot under the collar over Kieren Fallon and, as usual, others like Paul, Dorney and Craig Keighley conveniently join the party.