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breathe fire

To strongly express one's anger, typically verbally. Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss today—he's breathing fire over that printing mishap.
See also: breathe, fire

breathe fire

be fiercely angry.
The implied comparison in this expression is with a fire-breathing dragon.
See also: breathe, fire
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Well, Tayla gave a yawn and thought, I know I'll win this test; when it comes to breathing fire, I really am the best!
Smooth-it-away leaves the other passengers and divulges his true identity by breathing fire and brimstone.
BREATHING fire and belching smoke, the unmistakeable Port Talbot steelworks is to become the backdrop to a dramatic theatre production.
Hazlewood added: "If Bowie had any interest in what might be played by all of us after he'd gone, then I reckon a world class orchestra breathing fire into Glass's Heroes Symphony would make him very happy indeed."
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Military Cross for "breathing fire into the spirit of his men" during a Taliban attack Lance Corporal Lawrence Kayser r Royal Anglian Regiment.
May I remind this minority that a dragon breathing fire is what we need to drive us forward.
That way we can have our dragons actually breathing fire, and as the vented gas goes to the atmosphere anyway, there is no difference to the environment."
The rich and creamy concoction comes with a real sting in the tail - a red hot chilli pepper bite that will have all but the bravest breathing fire.
He says: "It was a lovely little place, the food was great and it had a different atmosphere, there were stilt walkers and people breathing fire."
Mechanical dragons as tall as double-decker buses will rampage through the town centre, breathing fire and entertaining crowds before their final encounter with the dragon slayer in front of Dewsbury Town Hall.
Ms Gardiner, who has had 15 internationally-successful books published starring her characters Lola, Poppy and Max, said: I was told you cant have the dragon breathing fire because it goes against health and safety.
I SET out from my home in Hertfordshire on Sunday, January 14, leaving for the airport at about 7.15am to catch the 9.05am to Dublin, full of anticipation and excited about the prospect of my horse Breathing Fire - named by my three daughters Frankie, Alex and Gaby - running in one of the biggest races of the year in Ireland, the Pierse Hurdle.
Breathing Fire got off the mark after a hard-fought tussle at Windsor last time and can follow up in the Weatherbys Insurance Handicap (4.05).