be on the warpath

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be on the warpath

slang To be overtly angry and/or looking for retribution. The phrase is potentially offensive, as it references a Native American war practice. I'd avoid the boss if I were you—he's on the warpath and screaming at everyone he sees.
See also: on, warpath

be/go on the ˈwarpath

(informal) be angry and ready for an argument or a fight about something: Look out — the boss is on the warpath again!In the past, if Native Americans were on the warpath, they were going to war or preparing to attack somebody.
See also: on, warpath
References in classic literature ?
Every Elliott and Crawford and MacAllister is on the warpath, loaded for bear.
Heartbroken and angry, Karen is on the warpath - with David not far behind her.
EDDIE JONES is on the warpath - despite landing England's first Six Nations Grand Slam for 13 years and taking them to fourth in the world rankings.
The Newcastle United chairman is on the warpath over comments Waddle made in a newspaper column which implied that Shepherd and not manager Sir Bobby Robson should accept responsibility for Toon hothead Craig Bellamy's indiscipline.
With the recent release of his BusinessWeek bestseller "Your Marketing Sucks" in paperback, Stevens is on the warpath yelling "ROI.