pop a vein

vb
American
to become apoplectic with anger. A children's equivalent of 'burst a blood vessel', applied to and about furious adults.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • vein — noun 1 tube carrying blood in the body ADJECTIVE ▪ blue ▪ A blue vein throbbed in his forehead. ▪ broken (esp. BrE), spider (esp. AmE), thread (esp. BrE), varicose …   Collocations dictionary

  • Pop-up Video — Infobox Television show name = Pop Up Video caption = format = Music video runtime = approx. 0:22 (per episode) creator = Woody Thompson Tad Low starring = Various singers/groups country = USA network = VH1, VH1 Classic first aired = October 27,… …   Wikipedia

  • pop —    1. to ingest narcotics illegally    Either from popping them into your mouth as a pill or into vein by injection. Whence popper, such a pill or injection:     The ammoniac aftersmell of poppers hung in the air. (M. Thomas, 1982)    2. an act… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • pop out — phr verb Pop out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑vein …   Collocations dictionary

  • skin-pop — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: skin (I) + pop (herein) intransitive verb : to inject a drug subcutaneously rather than into a vein transitive verb : to inject (a drug) by skin popping • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Out of the Vein — Álbum de estudio de Third Eye Blind Publicación 13 de mayo de 2003 Género(s) Rock alternativo Post grunge Power pop Duración 61:08 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Traditional pop music — Stylistic origins Broadway theatre • Swing • Dance music Cultural origins Early 20th century United States Typical instruments Vocals • Clarinet • Saxophone • Trumpet • Trombone …   Wikipedia

  • Flame Vein +1 — Infobox Album | Name = FLAME VEIN +1 Type = Album Artist = BUMP OF CHICKEN Released = April 28 2004 Recorded = unknown Genre = J pop, J rock Length = 40:59 Label = TOY S FACTORY TFCC 86163 Producer = unknown Reviews = Last album = jupiter (2002)… …   Wikipedia

  • Malaysian pop — Stylistic origins Pop • Hip hop • Electronic • R B • Rock Cultural origins 1920s, Malaysia Typical instruments Vocals • Keyboards • Piano • Sampler • …   Wikipedia

  • Jangle pop — Infobox Music genre name=Jangle pop bgcolor=crimson color=white stylistic origins=Power pop Rock and roll Post punk cultural origins= nowrap|Mid 1960s United States/United Kingdom. Revival in Mid 1980s United States instruments= Standard Drum Set …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.