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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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Before snorting the banned drug, known as meow meow, Will Hanley expertly chops out lines in his hotel room as his official pass dangles in view.
The prosecution argues the then-teenager had been in no state to give consent after drinking large amounts of alcohol before snorting a line of the class A drug with Davies.