steamed up

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steamed (up) definition


  1. mod.
    angry. : Now, now, don't get so steamed up!
  2. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated and fighting. : He was really steamed—and could hardly stand up. , By midnight, Larry was too steamed to drive home, and he had to spend the night.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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steamed up

Stirred up, aroused with ardor, excitement, anger, or other strong emotion, as in She was all steamed up about the results. The precise meaning depends on the context. [Colloquial; early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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