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hot under the collar

This page is about the idiom hot under the collar


If you are hot under the collar, you feel angry or annoyed about something.

For example

  • The coach was getting hot under the collar because he thought the referee was making unfair decisions against his players.

  • We could see Matt was getting hot under the collar because of what Ken was saying, so we changed the subject.

Quick Quiz

Henry always gets hot under the collar when he thinks people are

a. trying to cheat him

b. doing a good job

c. treating him well
a) trying to cheat him b) doing a good job c) treating him well

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Contributor: Matt Errey