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Mad as a hornet


Irked. Extremely irritated. Imagine swatting at a wasp or hornet and then having to run from its impending sting. (Compare to Fit to be tied, Boil over or Mad as a wet hen.) {see 50 Levels of Anger video}

“When I hear the president speak, I get mad as a  hornet.”

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