steamed up

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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.
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