boil with (an emotion)

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boil with (an emotion)

To express or feel an emotion, typically anger, very intensely. Things are often tense between my mom and my aunt, so when they had to spend days together on our family vacation, they were soon boiling with anger. When I saw that someone had backed into my new car, I immediately boiled with rage.
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boil with something

Fig. to show the heat or intensity of one's anger. You could see that she was just boiling with anger. Tom was boiling with rage when we got there.
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References in classic literature ?
The boy frequently boiled with rage, but he was so weaponless, so completely in his father's power--there was no escape from this tyranny.
After they had recovered from their shock the Tartan Army bristled and boiled with rage.