make gorge rise
make (one's) gorge rise
To make one feel disgusted or sickened. The "gorge" is the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—all that stuff makes my gorge rise. Just hearing him try to shift the blame onto the victims of the crime made her gorge rise.
make someone's gorge rise
Fig. to cause someone to become very angry. The unnecessary accident made my gorge rise. Getting his tax bill made Bob's gorge rise.