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Hell hath no fury like a (certain type of person) scorned

No one will have a greater wrath or vengeance than (this type of person) when they have been wronged. A hyperbolic and often humorous play on the phrase "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned," in which any person, demographic, or profession may be substituted for "woman." The university might think nothing of hiking up the cost of tuition, but we'll show them that Hell hath no fury like a broke college student scorned! The governor, after veering away from his party's core ideologies, is now discovering that Hell hath no fury like politicians scorned.
See also: fury, hath, hell, like, of, scorn, type

not have a (some kind of) bone in (one's) body

To be completely without a certain characteristic or to be never show a particular emotion. Oh come on, you think Jeff stole the money? There's not a bad bone in his body! There's no way that mean old widow gave so much money to the hospital—there wasn't a generous bone in her body.
See also: body, bone, have, kind, not

revert to type

To return to usual behavior or form after a temporary change, typically an improvement. Jenny has been very gracious since she joined our department, but I'm afraid she may revert to type once the newness wears off. The administration had made strides in transparency, but with how evasive it's been on this latest issue, it looks like it is reverting to type.
See also: revert, type

set something in a type face

to set something in type, a particular style of type, or a particular font. Why not set this section in italics to make it stand out from the rest? Why was this paragraph set in bold type?
See also: face, set, type

set type

to arrange type for printing; to prepare finished pages for printing. Have you finished setting the type for page one yet? John sets type for a living.
See also: set, type

the strong, silent type

a strong, quiet man. Clark looks like the strong, silent type. Actually he is slightly deaf and that's fat, not muscle.
See also: silent, type

type over something

to type one letter over another. Just type over the o with an e. No one will notice.
See also: over, type

type something into something

 and type something in
to insert information into a form or a place on a form by typing or keying it. Please type your name and address into this box. Please type in your name.
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type something out

to make some information presentable by typing or keying it. Please type this out before you submit it to the board for approval. Can you type out this report before quitting time?
See also: out, type

type something up

to type a handwritten document; to type a document, perhaps using a computer. I will give this to you as soon as I type it up. Please type up this document.
See also: type, up

strong silent type

A man of action who is reserved and masks his feelings. For example, Paula always preferred the strong silent type to more extroverted men. Almost never used for a woman, this expression may be obsolescent. [c. 1900]
See also: silent, strong, type

revert to ˈtype

(formal) return to the way you would expect somebody to behave when you remember their family, sex, work, history, etc: The team had two very unexpected wins, but have now reverted to type and lost the last two games.
See also: revert, type

(not) be somebody’s ˈtype

(informal) (not) be the kind of person that somebody likes: Mark isn’t really her type — she prefers quiet, sensitive men.Gerry is more my type.
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type in

v.
To input something into a computer or similar device by typing: You can type in your query when the prompt appears on the screen. Type your name in and click the button to access your account.
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type out

v.
1. To produce something by typing: I typed out an angry letter to the editor. It took the writer one month to type a manuscript out.
2. To express something in typewritten form: The lawyer typed out the client's statement. I typed the message out and posted it on the bulletin board for all to see.
3. To display something in full or expanded form by typing: You must type out your complete address on the credit card application. The editor was instructed to type each abbreviation out.
See also: out, type

type up

v.
1. To compose a finished document from some set of notes by typing: I hired an assistant to type up my handwritten letters. The secretary typed the handwritten notes up.
2. To draft some kind of document by typing: We sat up all night typing up a charter for the organization. Do you have time to type a few letters up for me?
See also: type, up

type

n. a combining form indicating a specified type of person. (Colloquial.) He’s a caveman type. You know, sort of hairy and smelly.

(one's) type

A person to whom one should be sexually attracted or romantically inclined: With her interest in art, she should be just your type.
References in classic literature ?
Gracious, you don't mean to say you've not found out that type yet
He who believes in separate and innumerable acts of creation will say, that in these cases it has pleased the Creator to cause a being of one type to take the place of one of another type; but this seems to me only restating the fact in dignified language.
He was a type, and to drop him would be an error--a typograph--but no
There is a type of 'Man About Town' in New York," he answered.
The pursuit of my type gave a pleasant savour of life and interest to the air I breathed.
This type must not be regarded as a fanciful figure: it is not a nebulous hope which is to be realised at some indefinitely remote period, thousands of years hence; nor is it a new species (in the Darwinian sense) of which we can know nothing, and which it would therefore be somewhat absurd to strive after.
Could not a rejuvenated Graeco-Roman system of valuing (once it had been refined and made more profound by the schooling which two thousand years of Christianity had provided) effect another such revolution within a calculable period of time, until that glorious type of manhood shall finally appear which is to be our new faith and hope, and in the creation of which Zarathustra exhorts us to participate?
In his private notes on the subject the author uses the expression "Superman" (always in the singular, by-the-bye), as signifying "the most thoroughly well-constituted type," as opposed to "modern man"; above all, however, he designates Zarathustra himself as an example of the Superman.
In order to understand this type, we must first be quite clear in regard to the leading physiological condition on which it depends: this condition is what I call GREAT HEALTHINESS.
She then holds up her tiny fingers, and spells the word in the manual alphabet; next, she takes her types and arranges her letters; and last, to make sure that she is right, she takes the whole of the types composing the word, and places them upon or in contact with the pencil, or whatever the object may be.
That's the type of young soldier who's going to carry us through, if any one can," Major Thomson agreed cheerfully.
It was true, his bizarre judgments troubled her in the moments they were uttered, but she ascribed them to his novelty of type and strangeness of living, and they were soon forgotten.
As the time passed, he had come to set type for the little revolutionary sheet they published weekly.
Arrellano had found him at midnight, setting type with fresh swollen knuckles, or mayhap it was his lip, new-split, that still bled.
He had the not very common type of mind that perceives the merit in others more readily than their faults, and in himself the faults more readily than the merit.