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rip-snorting mad

Extremely angry and agitated; infuriated. My mom was rip-snorting mad when I came home drunk at 2 AM. You've got to learn to stay out of the boss's way when he gets rip-snorting mad like that.
See also: mad

snort at someone or something

to show one's displeasure with someone or something by snorting. The customer snorted at the waiter for his surliness. The customer snorted at the prices and walked out.
See also: snort


n. a quick drink of whiskey from a bottle, flask, or jug. Jed offered the visitor a short-snort from a jar of shine.


1. tv. & in. to sniff (insufflate) a powdered drug, now usually cocaine. (Drugs.) Here, snort this.
2. n. a nasal dose of a drug, usually cocaine. I don’t want a snort. I’m clean, and I’m going to stay that way.
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