foam at the mouth


foam at the mouth
foam at the mouth
1. Lit. to create froth or foam around the mouth, as with some diseases. •

The poor dog was foaming at the mouth and looked quite dangerous.

What does it mean when a cow foams at the mouth?

2. Fig. to be extraordinarily angry. •

She was almost foaming at the mouth when she heard about the cost of the car repairs.

Walter was foaming at the mouth with rage.

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{v. phr.}, {slang} To be very angry, like a mad dog. * /By the time Uncle Henry had the third flat tire he was really foaming at the mouth./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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