#IOTW: Idioms Expressing Anger

Anger is an emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat. Here are some idioms you can use to express anger, fellas.

1. Get on my nerves

If someone getting on your nerves, they are doing something that is annoying or irritating.

The boys living upstairs are so noisy, they’re getting on my nerves.

2.  To see red
If someone sees red, it means they suddenly become very angry.

When she hung up the phone, I saw red. I’ve never been so angry in my life.

3.To go ballistic
If someone goes ballistic, they become violently and uncontrollably angry.

My mom went ballistic when she saw the broken vases.

4. Black mood
If someone is having a black mood, they are irritable, angry or even depressed.

You’d better keep away from Sara today. She’s in a total black mood.

5. Kick yourself
If you feel like kicking yourself, you are angry with yourself for something you have or haven’t done.

I could have kicked myself for messing up your birthday.

6. To be hopping mad
If someone is hopping mad, they are so angry that they’re almost jumping/hopping around with rage.

His parents were hopping mad when he broke the window.

7. To throw a wobbly
If someone throws a wobbly, they are suddenly lose one’s self-control and become angry.

She threw a wobbly when she saw his boyfriend looking at another girl.


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on August 27, 2016

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