burst a blood vessel

burst a blood vessel

1. To put forth great effort towards some goal or end. Annabelle practically burst a blood vessel cleaning the whole house and setting up all the guest rooms for you guys, and you don't even appreciate it!
2. To become angry and begin yelling. The boss burst a blood vessel when he heard that the printer still hadn't finished our order.
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ˌburst a ˈblood vessel

(informal) get very angry and excited: When I told Dad I’d damaged the car, he nearly burst a blood vessel.
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He burst a blood vessel and was dirty afterwards, but we seem to have got things right again and we're looking forward to what is a retrieval mission," Robbie Power, on board both Grade 1 winners yesterday, takes the ride as he seeks compensation for their last-fence mishap at Christmas.
RIVER LIANE burst a blood vessel when finishing down the field in the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle won by Crack Away Jack, trainer Tom Cooper revealed yesterday.
They say after a horse has burst a blood vessel it can just take a run for them to get their confidence back, and maybe that's the case.
A south Wales TV producer who crashed his car into a wall was later found to have burst a blood vessel in his brain.
But his dreams were shattered when he burst a blood vessel in his leg.
The biggest clue to those Gold Cup performances came at Liverpool in 1997, when he burst a blood vessel badly early on in a race.
Pop Prince Justin Timberlake looked like he was about to burst a blood vessel at a basketball game in Los Angeles.
Rizeena would have been seeking to reaffirm Brittain's unwavering belief in her following a disappointing seventh in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month, but she burst a blood vessel at exercise on the Al Bahathri Polytrack yesterday morning.
Pipe was also upbeat despite the reverse, saying, "He's burst a blood vessel and Tony has just eased him home once he knew there was a problem.
Ned Kelly was subsequently found to have burst a blood vessel.
Venetia Williams, trainer of Nobunaga "He burst a blood vessel last time but he still ran well.
We've scoped him since and he's scoped really dirty and he burst a blood vessel as well, so he's got loads of excuses.
Horses that have burst definitely carry a bit of a stigma with them," says Evan Williams, who trained Deep Purple to win three Grade 2 chases having previously burst a blood vessel.
Elliott explained that he burst a blood vessel when disappointing on the second run and he hoped that lasix would prevent that today.
Deirdre looks like she might burst a blood vessel every time she opens her mouth and I can't even bring myself to talk about Shelley and Charlie.