mad as a hornet

mad as a hornet or mad as hops or mad as a wet hen  {adj. phr.},  {informal}
In a fighting mood; very angry.
When my father sees the dent in his fender, he'll be mad as a hornet.
Bill was mad as hops when the fellows went on without him.
Mrs. Harris was mad as a wet hen when the rabbits ate her tulips.
Categories: adjective informal mood