foam at the mouth

idiom

1
: to produce foam from the mouth because of illness or excitement
The dog was foaming at the mouth.
2
informal : to be very angry about something
He was foaming at the mouth with rage.

Examples of foam at the mouth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pearl-clutching cries for Reese to practice decorum and grace came from the same knuckle-dragging crowd that would otherwise foam at the mouth with derogations about women’s sports being less competitive or entertaining than men’s. Tamerra Griffin, refinery29.com, 6 Apr. 2023 Rabid animals foam at the mouth and become ferociously aggressive; the sickness can turn a lamb into a lion. Bill Sullivan, Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2021 But the truth is that while Trump didn’t foam at the mouth, his performance was still pathological. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 22 Oct. 2020 Sick deer foam at the mouth, regularly regurgitate and have diarrhea. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, 6 Aug. 2020

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“Foam at the mouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foam%20at%20the%20mouth. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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