make 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.
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.
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.”