Black in the Face

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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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