fire with anger

fire (one) with (an emotion)

To cause one to feel a particular emotion. Overhearing Tim's nasty comments about me fired me with anger. I was having a rough day until thoughts of our upcoming beach vacation fired me with joy.
See also: fire

fire someone with anger

 and fire someone with enthusiasm; fire someone with hope; fire someone with expectations
Fig. [for someone's words] to fill someone with eagerness or the desire to do something. The speech fired the audience with enthusiasm for change. We were fired with anger to protest against the government.
See also: anger, fire
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He was trying to normalise it and I felt as if every part of my body was on fire with anger. I remember thinking, 'How can you have done that, you evil piece of s**t'."
"He was trying to normalise it and I felt as if every part of my body was on fire with anger. I remember thinking: "How can you have done that, you evil piece of sh**'."
Individually, they are astonishing creations: a kvetchy Polish-German-Lithuanian grandma who remembers being called a "dirty, uncivilized troublemaker"; a soft-spoken Haitian woman who survived an ocean crossing to land in detention in Miami; an educated Vietnamese youth on fire with anger; a Mexican migrant worker in a wheelchair, yearning for his missing wife; a Jordanian woman who finds the voice for her forbidden love in a Beatles lyric; a Chinese mother struggling to communicate with her lesbian daughter; even a hip-hop rapper from Brooklyn who can relate to them all "'cause, knowhattamsayin, like, aiight, black people, we got imported, y'all get deported, you feel me?"