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rip-snorting mad

Extremely angry and agitated; infuriated. My mom was rip-snorting mad when I came home drunk at 2 AM. You've got to learn to stay out of the boss's way when he gets rip-snorting mad like that.
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short snort

dated slang A small alcoholic beverage, especially one that is drunk very quickly. I ducked into the bar to have a short snort before the train left. I was planning on having just a short snort of my father's expensive whiskey, but I ended up having nearly half the bottle.
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snort at (someone or something)

To make an audible snorting noise as a means of conveying one's wry displeasure, disgust, disdain, etc., about someone or something. My father snorted at the headlines about the mayor's new tax plan. The police officer just snorted at the handcuffed youth when he started whining how his rich father would have the charges dropped by lunchtime.
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snort at someone or something

to show one's displeasure with someone or something by snorting. The customer snorted at the waiter for his surliness. The customer snorted at the prices and walked out.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. a quick drink of whiskey from a bottle, flask, or jug. Jed offered the visitor a short-snort from a jar of shine.


1. tv. & in. to sniff (insufflate) a powdered drug, now usually cocaine. (Drugs.) Here, snort this.
2. n. a nasal dose of a drug, usually cocaine. I don’t want a snort. I’m clean, and I’m going to stay that way.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But less than two months after he first snorted coke, his resolve weakened, and he snorted the white powder again--and then again and again.
"I never took drugs on board the plane but made sure I'd snorted enough to get through the flight.
It is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that is snorted or smoked, or dissolved in water or alcohol and injected or swallowed.
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He then snorted the drug through a rolled-up pounds 20 note.
The anonymous source said: "She used a credit card to cut up the ketamine and then snorted it with a straw.
HEALTH chiefs have banned potential blood donors who have snorted cocaine because they may have contracted HIV.
Writing in his upcoming autobiography, the eight times Grand Slam champion reveals he snorted the substance in 1997.
Before one, at London's Park Lane Hilton, he snorted cocaine in the nude through a pounds 20 note before taking her to bed.
"Katy's nose was raw from snorting cocaine when she was in hospital so anything that went into her system was snorted rather than swallowed."
And two of the four farmers who select the three-day eventing team said even if they were sure that Todd had snorted cocaine he would STILL be their choice to go to Sydney.