burst with (an emotion)

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burst with (an emotion)

Of an emotion, to be so filled up with something as to be unable to contain it. I was bursting with anger after they fired me from my job. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst

burst with joy

To be so filled up with happiness as to be unable to contain it. My kids burst with joy when we told them we were going to the theme park over the weekend.
See also: burst, joy
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

burst with joy

Fig. [for someone] to be full to the bursting point with happiness. (To be so filled with joy as if to burst.) When I got my grades, I could have burst with joy. Bill was not exactly bursting with joy when he got the news.
See also: burst, joy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

burst with

Be overfull with something, be unable to contain oneself with an emotion. For example, Jane's award made her parents burst with pride, or Harry is bursting with the news about his promotion. [Early 1600s]
See also: burst
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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During interaction, patients and their attendants burst with anger against the poor efficiency and lack of medical facilities in the sole biggest hospital across the Sargodha division.
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And if there is any fact about us in the Kingdom, it is "the fear of change." We burst with anger, doubt and question, immerse ourselves in the past once change knocks on our doors.