steam beam

steam (one's) beam

To make one especially annoyed or irate. As a doctor, it really steams my beam when people start lecturing me on the medical benefits of some unproven pseudoscience or another.
See also: beam, steam
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

steam someone's beam

Sl. to make someone angry. Being stood up really steams my beam! Come on, don't steam your beam. Remember how hard times are now.
See also: beam, steam
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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