Makes my blood boil (idiom)

‘makes my blood boil’

To make someone very angry.

Sentence examples…

  • When I see someone being cruel to animals, it makes my blood boil.
  • It makes my blood boil to think about the pickpocket who stole my phone.


You can use the phrase ‘makes my blood boil’ when describing your feeling when something enrages you.


This phrase dates back to the 1600s.

More sentence examples…

  • The way you treat people makes my blood boil.
  • It’s a subject that makes my blood boil.
  • The client unfairly cancelled the contract. It is enough to make my blood boil.
  • Professional incompetence is enough to make anyone’s blood boil.
  • Even the mention of his name makes her blood boil.
  • Being called an opportunist made my blood boil. That is one thing I am not.
  • He always says he is correct and that others are always wrong. It makes my blood boil!
  • He says it makes his blood boil when people say unkind things about him.
  • It makes my blood boil when people take advantage of our welfare state.
  • It made my blood boil when I lost my job for no good reason.
  • I lost two hours of unsaved computer work. It really made my blood boil.

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