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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An angry lady member bristles with rage as she walks up to the Professor, 'you called me a dear?' 'I just said Good morning dear politicians,' whispers the startled teacher.
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Mullan bristles with rage and it's no surprise when he snaps too, taking out his frustrations on a neighbour's dangerous dog.
Raymond bristles with rage. He tells them: "You cannot deceive the customer by putting lungs and hearts in without telling them.
Steve, whose home is in Falkirk, bristles with rage at anyone who claims his gesture is nothing more than a stunt.