breathe fire(redirected from breathed fire)
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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.
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breathe firebe fiercely angry.
The implied comparison in this expression is with a fire-breathing dragon.
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