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.
breathe firebe fiercely angry.
The implied comparison in this expression is with a fire-breathing dragon.