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.
See also: bristle, rage

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.
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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.
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AS Debbie Dale put the packet of chocolate eclairs into her shopping trolley, she heard a comment that made her bristle with anger.