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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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In scenes that'll air on Sunday night, the musician, 47, could be seen getting hot under the collar as he treated the blonde beauty to a massage.
One or two shrewd judges were getting hot under the collar after a blistering UK debut saw this one jump beautifully and hack up by a distance at Stratford just a fortnight ago.
Viewers have been getting hot under the collar over Helen's low-cut tops and thigh-flashing frocks, which caused as much of a stir as two winning male divers having a celebratory hug.
It's a bit like getting hot under the collar about a 3 Series Coupe when you can buy a perfectly practical 3 Series Touring for less.
DRIVERS are getting hot under the collar over traffic jams at a Huddersfield shopping park.
Every franchise wants their team to win after pumping in the millions, and Rohit must have been getting hot under the collar after seeing the team fall short repeatedly in the initial matches.
There were also some nice observations along the way - John, for example, getting hot under the collar because "adults crossing on a kids' crossing shouldn't be allowed", while Kayleigh's impressions of Cilla/Miss Piggy were, erm, interesting.
Anyway, someone else who was getting hot under the collar this week was my lovely husband Mark - mainly because I've been cooking up some of my spicy creations like my favourite Sloppy Giuseppe Omelette Pizza (opposite).
Fancy a cool winter safari instead of getting hot under the collar during the summer holidays?
The BJP, instead of getting hot under the collar, could have employed wit, engaged in verbal jousting, and entertained the hoi- polloi.
Barclaycard has a history of innovation and we ve created PayWag to allow pets to conveniently pay for their shopping without their owners getting hot under the collar.
FINALLY, we turn to What's Got Christian Voice Angry This Week, where we look at what the Carmarthenshirebased pressure group has been getting hot under the collar about.
Thirsty visitors to the event at Arley Hall and Gardens, in Northwich, will be forgiven for getting hot under the collar when they try the firm's chilli beer.
Now, we're not getting hot under the collar about Wales being tied in 114th with the Faroe Islands.