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slow burn

noun, Informal.
1.
a gradual building up of anger, as opposed to an immediate outburst:
I did a slow burn as the conversation progressed.
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British Dictionary definitions for slow burn

slow burn

noun
1.
a steadily penetrating show of anger or contempt
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slough

verb

To waste time; to start to lose momentum or interest in a project: sloughing off on the homework


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Idioms and Phrases with slow burn

slow burn

Slowly increasing anger. It is often put as do a slow burn, meaning “gradually grow angrier,” as in I did a slow burn when he kept me waiting for three hours. The burn in this idiom comes from burn up in the sense of “make furious.” The term was first cited in 1938 and was closely associated with comedian Edgar Kennedy.
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