Idiom – Make someone’s blood boil
Make someone’s blood boil – Idiom of the day.
to make someone angry
Anger was usually related to the term the blood boils from the seventeenth century. This became more popular in Macaulay’s History of England (1848): “The thought of such intervention made the blood, even of The Cavaliers, boil in their veins.”
- When I hear people gossip about others, it makes my blood boil.
- I heard the news of the girl’s death yesterday; it made my blood boil.
- My blood boiled when he called me a thief.
- It makes my blood boil when I see people abusing children.
- Just the mention of his name is enough to make my blood boil.
Heena: Did you hear what happened?
Dean: I did. It made my blood boil.
Ian: I can believe this, it’s totally unfair.
Fenrick: Well, it’s bad but it doesn’t have to make your blood boil. It wasn’t worth it.
Fred: Did you hear why they broke up?
Jill: I did! I can’t believe he left her for someone else.
Fred: Yes! She is one of the best and kindest people I’ve known.
Jill: I know! It made my blood boil when I heard the news!