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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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