Burst a blood-vessel

become excited; be very keen; become agitated

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • burst a blood vessel — burst/bust a blood vessel informal 1. to use a lot of effort doing something. I d like the designs as soon as possible, but don t bust a blood vessel! 2. to become very angry and start shouting. He nearly burst a blood vessel when he heard what… …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst a blood-vessel — Australian Slang become excited; be very keen; become agitated …   English dialects glossary

  • blood vessel — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ major ▪ broken, burst VERB + BLOOD VESSEL ▪ block, constrict ▪ dilate …   Collocations dictionary

  • blood vessel — noun (C) 1 any of the tubes through which blood flows in your body 2 burst a blood vessel to become very angry or upset about something: My dad nearly burst a blood vessel when I told him I quit college …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bust a blood vessel — burst/bust a blood vessel informal 1. to use a lot of effort doing something. I d like the designs as soon as possible, but don t bust a blood vessel! 2. to become very angry and start shouting. He nearly burst a blood vessel when he heard what… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Burst — (b[^u]rst), v. t. 1. To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors. [1913 Webster] My breast I ll… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burst — /berrst/, v., burst or, often, bursted, bursting, n. v.i. 1. to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence: The bitter cold caused the pipes to burst. 2. to issue forth suddenly and forcibly, as from confinement or through an obstacle:… …   Universalium

  • burst — [[t]bɜrst[/t]] v. burst, often, burst•ed, burst•ing, 1) to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence 2) to issue forth suddenly and forcibly 3) to give sudden expression to or as if to emotion: to burst into tears[/ex] 4) to be… …   From formal English to slang

  • burst — [c]/bɜst / (say berst) verb (burst or, Archaic, bursted, bursting) –verb (i) 1. to fly apart or break open with sudden violence; explode. 2. to issue forth suddenly and forcibly from or as from confinement. 3. to break or give way from violent… …   Australian English dictionary

  • burst — v. & n. v. (past and past part. burst) 1 a intr. break suddenly and violently apart by expansion of contents or internal pressure. b tr. cause to do this. c tr. send (a container etc.) violently apart. 2 a tr. open forcibly. b intr. come open or… …   Useful english dictionary

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