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hot under the collar

Angry. I'm sorry I got hot under the collar just then, I have a hard time hearing criticism about my novel. The way you kids deliberately disobey me makes me hot under the collar!
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hot under the collar

Fig. very angry. The boss was really hot under the collar when you told him you lost the contract. I get hot under the collar every time I think about it.
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hot under the collar

Angry, as in She is quick to get hot under the collar, but once the problem is ironed out she forgets it entirely . This expression alludes to the heat of anger. [c. 1900]
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hot under the collar

angry, resentful, or embarrassed.
1995 Edward Toman Dancing in Limbo It seems that the gentleman in question has been getting very hot under the collar of late about our public image.
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hot under the ˈcollar

(informal) annoyed, embarrassed or excited: He gets very hot under the collar if people disagree with him.
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hot under the collar

verb
See hot
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hot under the collar

Informal
Angry.
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