on the boil
Definition of on the boil
1 British, informal : in a state of activity or development The deal is still on the boil. kept their romance on the boil
2 : on a hot burner/stove so that a liquid would boil She put the kettle (of water) on the boil.
Word by Word Definitions
: to come to the boiling point
: to cook in boiling water
: to become agitated : seethe
: a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus
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