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come to the boil

1. To become very angry. Primarily heard in UK. Watch what you say to him—he tends to come to the boil over criticism of his novel.
2. To reach a crucial point. Primarily heard in UK. Tensions between them came to the boil when one found out that the other had been lying. Your problems with Mary will definitely come to the boil if she finds out you're dating her ex!
See also: boil, come

come to the boil

BRITISH or

come to a boil

AMERICAN
If a situation or feeling comes to the boil or comes to a boil, it becomes very strong or active. Their anger came to the boil last week when they officially protested at what they saw as a media campaign against them. The issue has come to a boil because the government has threatened to seize their money. Note: Someone or something can also bring a situation or feeling to the boil. The opposition is sure to bring the dispute back to the boil in any election campaign.
See also: boil, come
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The fish should be cooked when it comes to the boil, approximately two to three minutes.
The recipe to success is out there - here's hoping it's comes to the boil soon.
4 Add sweet potato and water, cover with a lid and turn heat to high until it comes to the boil - then to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat as soon as it comes to the boil, leave to cool for two minutes, then drop in the onion and stir.
JAMES O'Connor says he is eager to make up for lost time with Sale Sharks as the Premiership campaign comes to the boil.
Feathers are ruffled as members scratch around for votes, and the hotpot of politics comes to the boil with an attempted presidential coup.
Add the milk, cream, sugar and vanilla to the pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the cream just comes to the boil.
TWO more of title-chasing Boro's crunch fixtures are to be screened live as the Championship campaign comes to the boil.
2 Mix the raspberries and preserving sugar together in a large saucepan and cover with a lid when the mixture comes to the boil. Boil for five minutes before turning off the heat.
Their water comes to the boil quickly; mine takes ages.
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Serves 4 Ingredients: For the Panna cotta: ?400ml double cream ?200ml whole milk ?40g caster sugar ?120g dark chocolate (minimum 55% cocoa) ?4 gelatine leaves ?5ml vegetable oil for lining pudding moulds For the pear: ?1 conference pear ?40g caster sugar ?40g butter ?Salt caramel ?100g caster sugar ?100g demerara sugar ?200ml double cream ?150g butter ?5ml vanilla essence ?1 large pinch sea salt ?2tbsp water Method: Put the cream, milk, and sugar in a pan, stir over a medium heat and just before it comes to the boil remove from the heat, add the broken chocolate and whisk gently until it's melted and an even colour is achieved.
by Jimmy, Runcorn As Japanese folk shed a tear The whole of Japan is in turmoil As a nuclear reactor comes to the boil In Tokyo city People show no signs of self pity As buildings sway People look to the sky and pray Confusion reigns Putting folk in pains In Japan at present there is plenty of strife That is so very rife As the rescue operation goes on Rescuers hope to find alive someone Christopher Leggett, Toxteth.
Eternal conflict much turmoil, what is next they can despoil, As the conflict comes to the boil. Master race, us on a disease, oft born along upon a breeze, So cover your nose when you sneeze.
IT IS crunch time for Caldy tomorrow as the National 2 North league title race comes to the boil.