bristle with anger

bristle with anger

To react with sudden anger. I bristled with anger when I found out that we had lost the deal.
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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.
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.