make one's blood boil

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 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 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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