(one's) claws are showing

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(one's) claws are showing

One has become particularly aggressive, confrontational, or spiteful. I think you need to calm down, Janet—your claws are showing. A few people's claws were showing, so I thought it was high time we got out of that party.
See also: claw, showing
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one's claws are showing

one is acting catty; one is saying spiteful and cruel things. Gloria: Did you see what she was wearing? I wouldn't be caught dead in it! Sally: Gloria, my dear, your claws are showing.
See also: claw, showing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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