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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
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.
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.