flash with anger

flash with (an emotion)

Of the eyes, to seem to convey a particular feeling or emotion with intensity. Callie's eyes flashed with anger when I accused her of cheating on the test. Of course John's interested in you—his eyes practically flash with desire every time he looks at you. Yeah, my mom knows you—her eyes flashed with recognition when I said your name.
See also: flash

flash with anger

 and flash with recognition; flash with eagerness
[for someone's eyes] to "glimmer" or seem to communicate a particular quality or excitement. Her green eyes flashed with anger. Ellen's eyes flashed with recognition when she saw me.
See also: anger, flash
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Just thinking about it makes the spy's normally mysterious eyes flash with anger.
He could flash with anger and impatience in the presence of fools.
The Mexican-born actress is 32, just 5ft 2ins tall and one of Hollywood's most promising new stars, but mention her sex symbol status and her eyes flash with anger.
When I tell her my subject is neighbours, her bright blue eyes flash with anger.