be as mad as a hornet

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(as) mad as a hornet

Enraged; extremely or inconsolably angry. My dad was mad as a hornet after I crashed his car. You make me as mad as a hornet with the way you carry on sometimes, you know that? I was so anxious to be back home that I made a bolt for my parents as soon as I saw them in the airport.
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be as mad as a hornet

To be very angry. Mom was as mad as a hornet after I dented her brand-new car.
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