bristle with rage

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bristle with rage

To show sudden anger. I bristled with rage when I saw that someone had hit my car overnight.
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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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The Folks Below,'' by The Folks Below: Featuring Holly Brewer and Nate Greenslit of the New England-based band HUMANWINE, this rock opera descent into a dystopian future bristles with rage, heartbreak and, ultimately, hope.
Mullan bristles with rage and it's no surprise when he snaps too, taking out his frustrations on a neighbour's dangerous dog.
Steve, whose home is in Falkirk, bristles with rage at anyone who claims his gesture is nothing more than a stunt.
Rangers' manager is quite ruthless in that respect and he bristles with rage when any of his players complain in public as Amoruso should know by now.