One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extremely angry.‘she spiralled from miffed to riled to totally bealing’
- ‘Fans will be bemused and bealing that it was their own gaffer who shattered their dream of a clean sweep.’
- ‘He must be bealing that the team is winding up.’
- ‘Irene is absolutely bealing.’
- ‘We were there on the touchline, albeit bedraggled, bothered, and bealing, on the day he celebrated his first goal.’
- ‘He went racing off the park at full-time and was bealing! We ran riot that night.’
- ‘The sign for "angry" can mean anything from irritated to bealing.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘an abcess or boil’): from Scottish beal ‘suppurate or gather’ + -ing; related to boil.
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