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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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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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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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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Glen Williams, BrynfordHave you seen anything on television lately that really makes your blood boil, or that you think deserves praise?
The Mississippi plate MARK923 sounds like the fervent plea from a stranded motorist in the breakdown lane: "But if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us." A driver in Louisiana with PROV 3-6 appears to hope for divine assistance in avoiding traffic jams: "In every course you take, have him in mind: I will see that your paths are smooth." And next time the rude behavior of a fellow motorist makes your blood boil, remember the admonition from another Louisiana plate, PHIL 4-8: "Finally brothers, fill your mind with everything that is true, everything that is noble, everything.that is good and pure, everything that we love and honor, and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise."
Who really makes your blood boil? Who has really wound YOU up this week?
HE either makes your blood boil or elicits approving nods from those who feel he "tells it like it is".
J.Williams, St AsaphHave you seen anything on television in the last day or so that really makes your blood boil? Why not tell us about it in 30 words or fewer?
Pierce, in Toronto promoting his latest movie, Evelyn, told us: "It makes your blood boil. I could give him a good thumping but you can't do that.