Definition of froth at the mouth in US English:

froth at the mouth

phrase

  • 1Emit a large amount of saliva from the mouth in a bodily seizure.

    • ‘By the time he arrived, several more hours later, I was beginning to froth at the mouth.’
    • ‘I was screaming, cussing, frothing at the mouth.’
    • ‘His eyes rolled frighteningly, he frothed at the mouth.’
    • ‘Oddly, I felt more dressed-down by his gracious reply than I'd have been had he frothed at the mouth.’
    • ‘I realize everyone else is frothing at the mouth about Iran.’
    • ‘The camera continues its pan to the far wall of the tent, where a very unhealthy-looking girl is frothing at the mouth!’
    • ‘She actually started frothing at the mouth in her rage.’
    • ‘Behind the fence, a man with wild eyes stands frothing at the mouth.’
    • ‘Leftists try to gain kudos for themselves by frothing at the mouth over such attempts.’
    • ‘Many newspapers were far more vehement, frothing at the mouth at the very idea of allocating any extra funding to public services.’
    1. 1.1informal Display intense anger.
      ‘one can barely read a word about them without frothing at the mouth’
      • ‘Meanwhile, in the US columnists are frothing at the mouth over the Puyallup School District's decision to ban Halloween celebrations.’
      • ‘So, my critics can call me a psychopath and fire spitballs at me and froth at the mouth when an ex-president sends me a nasty letter.’
      • ‘His worst nightmare came true the day before when he spotted some of his sheep frothing at the mouth.’
      • ‘Does he have any answer other than the usual frothing at the mouth and raving about how Government is EVIL?’
      • ‘The bull market has got everyone frothing at the mouth.’
      • ‘The court was told that a passing traffic warden found the dog frothing at the mouth and desperately trying to paw its way out of the air-tight car as temperatures soared over 80 degrees outside.’
      • ‘Some people start frothing at the mouth at the mere suggestion that we let our sacrosanct sovereignty be sullied by taking American interests into consideration, but that won't change reality.’
      • ‘Strauss disciples do seem to be rather prominent in the Bush administration and that does of course get the Left frothing at the mouth and trotting out their usual conspiracy theories.’
      • ‘Any number of architects will froth at the mouth at such terms as ‘systems architect’.’
      • ‘From all accounts it was a very close call for the lad involved who was frothing at the mouth and disorientated for a time.’
      • ‘Rather for 60 minutes, the mascot, foaming and frothing at the mouth, curses the opposition, the referee, his own team etc.’
      • ‘Although some southerners frothed at the mouth at the mere thought of its publication, others, especially historians, thought it made a good contribution to the history of the South.’
      • ‘She urinated on herself and began frothing at the mouth.’
      • ‘He would fly into a fit of rage and threaten to kill his father or mother, and would froth at the mouth whenever they attempted to force him to obey a command.’
      be furious, be enraged, be angry, be incensed, be infuriated, be beside oneself, have lost one's temper, have a fit, boil, seethe, be boiling over, chafe, rage, be in a rage, rant, rave, rant and rave, storm, fume, smoulder, spit, breathe fire, burn
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