Bristle with anger - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
bristle with rage (redirected from bristle with anger)
bristle with rage
To show sudden anger. I bristled with rage when I saw that someone had hit my car overnight.
bristle with rage and bristle with anger; bristle with indignation
Fig. to demonstrate one's anger, rage, or displeasure with a strong negative response. (Alludes to a dog or cat raising the hair on its back in anger or as a threat.) She was just bristling with anger. I don't know what set her off. Walter bristled with rage as he saw the damage to his new car.
References in periodicals archive
You can only look on in sympathy (and bristle with anger
) as boys tell him to f*** off, call him fat and stubbornly refuse to enter classrooms.
Hoffman and Sarandon bristle with anger
and disbelief at the injustice of their daughter's death.
Gyllenhaal confirms his status as one of the finest young actors in Hollywood,delivering a measured and emotionally rich performance, while Hoffman and Sarandon bristle with anger
and disbelief at the injustice of the daughter's death.
I saw the squaddies bristle with anger
when they heard this ...
AS Debbie Dale put the packet of chocolate eclairs into her shopping trolley, she heard a comment that made her bristle with anger