Definition of bite (or snap) someone's head off in English:

bite (or snap) someone's head off


  • Reply sharply and brusquely to someone.

    ‘I made some comment and he bit my head off’
    • ‘I had so much I wanted to say to her, and it was all I could do to avoid biting her head off when she passed a remark about how long it's been since Bro rang her.’
    • ‘The slightest error on anyone else's part and he was biting their head off like they had drastically fowled up a mission.’
    • ‘People from Glasgow are more approachable - I stopped to ask someone the time in Edinburgh once and they bit my head off.’
    • ‘Next person who asks why I'm alone, I'll bite his head off.’
    • ‘‘Yeah the guy bit my head off for it,’ he replied, shrugging his shoulders.’
    • ‘Being assertive, telling the salesperson/company what the nature of your complaint is, be firm, but don't bite their head off.’
    • ‘I mean I put up with your materialism, superficiality, and egotism on a daily basis without biting your head off.’
    • ‘Usually you snap my head off for stealing your food.’
    • ‘‘You too, Dave,’ she replied hesitantly, as if she expected Jill to bite her head off.’
    • ‘I know that now, but back then, I could tell something was wrong and when I asked you about it, you dang near snapped my head off.’
    criticize, censure, attack, condemn, castigate, chastise, berate, lambaste, lash, pillory, find fault with, abuse, revile, give someone a bad press
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