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Black in the Face

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Extremely angry. The face discoloured with passion or distress.

“Mr. Winkle pulled … till he was black in the face.”—Dickens: Pickwick Papers.


“He swore himself black in the face.”—Peter Pindar (Wolcott).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bitt
Bitten
Bitter End (The)
Bitter as Gall
Bittock
Biz
Black
Black
Black as a Crow (or as a raven);
Black as a Newgate Knocker
Black in the Face
Black is White
Black Act
Black Acts
Black Art
Black Assize
Black-balled
Black Book
Black Books
Black Brunswickers
Black Cap