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Boiling point


Quickly reaching a point of extreme rage. Water has a boiling point and people also can have a point where they become enraged.  It’s the beginning of the end. The limit after which one becomes angry. (Compare  to Boil over, Mad as a wet hen or Have a fit.) {See 50 Levels of Anger video}

“My boss is reaching the boiling point about our incompetent secretary.”

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