be breathing fire

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be breathing fire

To be strongly expressing 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: breathing, fire

be breathing fire

If someone is breathing fire, they are very angry about something. A highly emotional time will have you breathing fire at one moment and in tears at another. One Democratic legislator who was breathing fire over the Weinberger indictment yesterday was Brooks.
See also: breathing, fire
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