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a hungry man is an angry man
proverb Hunger can cause people to be volatile. A hungry man is an angry man, so it's really in your best interest to let your workers have an adequate lunch break. I know I was supposed to leave for the airport earlier, but I had to eat something first. A hungry man is an angry man, and I don't want to be feeling that way in the security line! I think the boss will be more receptive to your ideas if you come back after he's finished lunch. A hungry man is an angry man, after all.
angry enough to chew nails
Seething with anger; furious to the point of becoming irrational. I tell you, I was angry enough to chew nails when they told me they'd given the grant to that hack, Dr. Warner. The boss was angry enough to chew nails after he heard we'd lost the Jefferson account. I was angry enough to chew nails when I found out they'd been lying to me all along.
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? Playwright John Osborne and novelist Kingsley Amis are both regarded as Angry Young Men. I'm sick of reading things by Angry Young Men. Aren't there female authors from the '50s that we could be reading instead?
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. You're in your 20s now. It's time to stop being an angry young man and get a job. Yeah, I guess I'm an angry young man. I just don't understand how so many people are fine with getting sucked into the capitalist machine!
mad enough to chew nails
Seething with anger; 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.
To speak or write in an angry, indignant, or wrathful manner. Fans of the singer have been waxing angry online about the announcement that her new album would be pulled from store shelves due to the recent controversy. You can wax angry all you like, Tom, but it's not going to change the board's decision.
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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.
wax angryand 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.
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angry young mana 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 .
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