Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

rage

rage
Meaning(s)
1) violent uncontrollable anger
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    • a fit of rage, road-rage
  • Analysis
    Rage refers to violent or uncontrollable anger. Rage is a verb and a noun. As a verb, it describes the action of feeling or expressing intense anger. "I was absolutely raging that I had been issued a parking fine." 'To rage' can also refer informally to enjoying yourself by partying usually involving alcohol. "We raged through the night." You can 'fly into a rage' when someone or something angers you. 'A rage' can be an intense desire or passion for something or a trend. "A rage for wearable tech has swept through silicon valley." "Bold prints are all the rage in the Spring collection."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The commuter was full of rage when the train was cancelled without warning.
    2. Her face was shaking with rage after she got denied entry to the bar.
    3. The two men got out of their cars and started punching each other. Just another case of road-rage!
    4. When my mother came home and saw the mess we had made, she flew into a fit of rage.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. When customers call in a fit of rage it is your duty to listen and help them solve their problem calmly.
    2. We are all full of rage about the new regulations but we will have to find a way to work within these new parameters.
  • Further Suggestions
2) trend, fashion
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    • it's all the rage these days
  • Analysis
    A 'rage' can be an intense desire or passion for something or a trend. "A rage for wearable tech has swept through silicon valley." "Bold prints are all the rage in the Spring collection."
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I don't like those trousers you're wearing, but I hear they're all the rage these days.
    2. People hardly ever have real conversations anymore. Instant messaging and sending pictures is all the rage!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Using time management apps to track performance has become all the rage in successful tech companies.
    2. I got a new treadmill desk to work from in the office they're all the rage in my company.
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