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angry young man

1. One of a group of 20th-century British authors whose works expressed disillusionment with conventional society. In this usage, the phrase is often capitalized. This author is considered an Angry Young Man, so what kinds of themes can we expect to find in this book?
2. By extension, a young man who rebels against traditional values and society. He's an angry young man, protesting against a government he thinks is unjust.
See also: angry, man, young

mad enough to chew nails

Seethingly angry; furious to the point of becoming irrational. I tell you, I was mad enough to chew nails when they told me they'd given the grant to that hack, Dr. Warner. The boss was mad enough to chew nails after he heard we'd lost the Jefferson account.
See also: chew, enough, mad, nail

mad enough to chew nails (and spit rivets)

 and angry enough to chew nails; mad enough to spit nails
Inf. Fig. very angry, as if to be able to bite through metal nails. I am mad enough to chew nails! Who took my checkbook? Her sudden tirade made him angry enough to chew nails. He stomped in, mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets.
See also: chew, enough, mad, nail

wax angry

 and wax wroth
Fig. to speak in anger and with indignity. Seeing the damage done by the careless children caused the preacher to wax wroth at their parents.
See also: angry, wax

angry young man

a young man who feels and expresses anger at the conventional values of the society around him.
Originally, this term referred to a member of a group of socially conscious writers in Britain in the 1950s, in particular the playwright John Osborne. The phrase, the title of a book ( 1951 ) by Leslie Paul , was used of Osborne in the publicity material for his play Look Back in Anger ( 1956 ), in which the characteristic views of the angry young men were articulated by the anti-hero Jimmy Porter .
See also: angry, man, young
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The idea that we are angrier today than we were before is a hard sell.
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The more you think or talk about the people and situations that make you angry or unhappy, the angrier and unhappier you become.
Rajmohan Gandhi, author and former MP, said there was a need to 'lower barriers in human hearts' to prevent the world from becoming an angrier place under globalization.
They were left even angrier after discovering that the replacement secondaries on offer for their children - Aston Manor, Harborne Hill, and nearby George Dixon - were all non-Catholic.
The more Rwandan filmmaker Eric Kabera thinks about what happened in his Central African country in 1994, the angrier he grows.
Press accounts indicate that he was a wee bit angrier than he lets on here.
As we find out how unimportant we are to so many politicians, we get angrier, and we get better.
I wasn't particularly eloquent, and I was mad at myself for that, but I was even angrier because I sensed that the Times was about to publish a piece on the far right that would pin their violence on us, the left.
Type A children also reported that they were angrier more often, for longer periods of time, and were more explosive than low Type As.
Weird one, although most promoters would tell you the louder and angrier the band are, the easier they are to work with.