foam at the mouth
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Be extremely angry, as in She was foaming at the mouth over the judge's ruling. This hyperbolic term uses the verb foam in the sense of “froth at the mouth,” a usage generally applied to animals such as horses and dating from about a.d. 950. [1400s]
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Words nearby foam at the mouth
FNMA, f-number, Fo, foal, foam, foam at the mouth, foamed metal, foamed plastic, foamflower, foam glass, foam rubber
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As for Kathleen, she has to date received 12,000 (quite literally) foam-at-the-mouth hate-emails.Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama|Christopher Buckley|October 10, 2008|DAILY BEAST