do a slow burn

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do a slow burn

To experience a feeling of anger that slowly worsens. Because I knew I would sound defensive if I said anything during the critique, I did a slow burn instead.
See also: burn, slow
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do a slow ˈburn

(American English, informal) slowly get angry: It makes me do a slow burn when it takes longer to check out at the grocery store than it took to shop. OPPOSITE: fly into a rage, temper, etc.
See also: burn, slow
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do a slow burn

tv. to be quietly angry. (see also slow burn.) I did a slow burn while I was getting my money back.
See also: burn, slow
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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