steamed up


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steam up

To make someone very angry or upset. A noun or pronoun can be used between "steam" and "up." Hearing her talk about you like that really steamed me up.
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steamed up

1. Very angry or upset. Hearing her talk about you like that made me really steamed up.
2. Heavily intoxicated. Please don't get too steamed up when you're out with John tonight.
See also: steam, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

steamed up

Stirred up, aroused with ardor, excitement, anger, or other strong emotion, as in She was all steamed up about the results. The precise meaning depends on the context. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

steamed (up)

1. mod. angry. Now, now, don’t get so steamed up!
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated and fighting. He was really steamed—and could hardly stand up. By midnight, Larry was too steamed to drive home, and he had to spend the night.
See also: steam, up
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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