make (one's) blood boil

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make (one's) blood boil

To cause one to feel extremely angry. The fact that he embezzled money from the company for years just makes my blood boil.
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make someone's blood boil

Fig. to make someone very angry. It just makes my blood boil to think of the amount of food that gets wasted around here. Whenever I think of that dishonest mess, it makes my blood boil.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

make one's blood boil

Enrage one, as in Whenever Jim criticizes his father, it makes my blood boil. Although this term did not appear in print until 1848, the term the blood boils, meaning "one gets angry," dates from the 1600s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make your blood boil

COMMON If something makes your blood boil, it makes you very angry. This statement is untrue and makes my blood boil. It makes my blood boil. He doesn't like the players yet he's always trying to interfere. Note: You can also simply say that your blood boils, meaning you are very angry. My blood boiled, but I tried to answer as simply and directly as possible. Note: In medieval times, some people believed that certain emotions changed the temperature of the blood.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

make your blood boil

infuriate you.
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make somebody’s ˈblood boil

make somebody very angry: Seeing him beating that little dog made my blood boil.
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make one's blood boil, to

To enrage someone. The term the blood boils has meant anger since the seventeenth century. The precise cliché appears in Thomas Macaulay’s History of England (1848): “The thought of such intervention made the blood, even of the Cavaliers, boil in their veins.”
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