steamed up


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(all) steamed up

angry or upset She got all steamed up because he arrived over an hour late.
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steamed up

Stirred up, aroused with ardor, excitement, anger, or other strong emotion, as in She was all steamed up about the results. The precise meaning depends on the context. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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steamed (up)

1. mod. angry. Now, now, don’t get so steamed up!
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated and fighting. He was really steamed—and could hardly stand up. By midnight, Larry was too steamed to drive home, and he had to spend the night.
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