snap one's head off

snap one's head off
 Speak to one suddenly and angrily

A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

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  • bite someone's head off — To speak to someone unnecessarily angrily • • • Main Entry: ↑bite * * * bite someone’s head off informal phrase to react angrily or rudely to someone when they think you have no reason for doing this There’s no need to bite my head off. I was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap off one's head — phrasal also snap off one s nose : to speak to curtly, harshly, or discourteously by way of reply …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap — [snap] vi. snapped, snapping [< MDu or MLowG snappen, akin to Ger schnappen < Gmc base * snab ] 1. to bring the jaws together sharply; bite suddenly: often with at [a fish snaps at bait] 2. to snatch or grasp quickly or eagerly: with at [to …   English World dictionary

  • snap — 1 verb 1 BREAK (I, T) if something snaps, or if you snap it, it breaks with a sudden sharp noise: Pablo felt the second blow on his collar bone and heard it snap. | The impact must have snapped the cable. | snap sth off: Patricia snapped a twig… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • head — head1 W1S1 [hed] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top of body)¦ 2¦(mind)¦ 3¦(calm/sensible)¦ 4¦(person in charge)¦ 5¦(front/leading position)¦ 6¦(crazy)¦ 7 a head/per head 8¦(river/valley)¦ 9 come to a head 9 bring something to a head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snap — snapless, adj. snappable, adj. snappingly, adv. /snap/, v., snapped, snapping, n., adj., adv. v.i. 1. to make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; crackle. 2. to click, as a mechanism or the jaws or teeth coming together. 3. to move …   Universalium

  • snap — [c]/snæp / (say snap) verb (snapped, snapping) –verb (i) 1. to make a sudden, sharp sound; crackle. 2. to click, as a mechanism. 3. to move, strike, shut, catch, etc., with a sharp sound, as a lid. 4. to break suddenly, especially with a sharp,… …  

  • snap — v., n., adv., & adj. v. (snapped, snapping) 1 intr. & tr. break suddenly or with a snap. 2 intr. & tr. emit or cause to emit a sudden sharp sound or crack. 3 intr. & tr. open or close with a snapping sound (the bag snapped shut). 4 a intr. (often …   Useful english dictionary

  • snap — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. crackle, rapping, pop, crack, report, clap, smack; vigor, pep, verve, dash, élan; smartness, spruceness, crispness; spell (of weather); informal, sinecure, cinch, soft job. v. break, crack, crackle;… …   English dictionary for students

  • snap off one's nose — phrasal see snap off one s head …   Useful english dictionary

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