to storm out

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - storm out

"to storm out"

to abruptly and angrily leave a place


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - storm out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you had a chance to talk over your divorce with your husband?

Friend 2:  I keep trying but every time my husband and I are talking about divorcing, he, all of a sudden, gets angry and leaves the room.

Friend 1:  He just storms out?

Friend 2:  Yes, and that makes it difficult to have a reasoned discussion.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - storm out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  How did the negotiation with the trade union go?

Colleague 2:  Not well. When the union's demands were not being met, the representative got angry and stormed out of the meeting.

Colleague 1:  Getting angry and abruptly leaving is no way to negotiate.

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to storm out - Gerund Form:

Storming out of the boss's office is not a good idea.

to storm out - Examples:

1)  He stated that he hated the class, didn't see the point, and stormed out.

2)  With that, the place exploded, and 500 students stormed out.

3)  Alan was so annoyed at me he stormed out.

4)  Last night, I stormed out of a dinner party in a rage with tears streaming down my face.

5)  If he stormed out in a rage of protest, Wigand would be left unprotected.

6)  If the adult becomes angry he will then have an excuse to jump up and storm out.

7)  ... uncommon for a student to come to my office seeking transportation assistance, only to storm out angrily when I offer them phone numbers and websites instead of a gas card ...

8)  ... stations deep in the night to catch officers sleeping, bawl them out and then storm out.

9)  ... he accused me of spending all my time on the computer, he'd maybe storm out of the house in a huff or strategically "go for a walk".

10)  The USSR learned their lesson and do not storm out of the meetings anymore.

11)  He swears at her and storms out the back door.

12)  One day Davy has had enough! He storms out of the burrow and runs to his special hideout to sulk.

13)  Trevelyan angrily denies this, and storms out in a temper.

14)  She slaps him and storms out, to the horror of everyone present and particularly her family.

15)  of discussion on home soil, one or other of the partners gets angry and storms out, or suddenly finds something 'vital' that has to be done.

16)  ... before storming out of the room in tears. 

17)  ... Houssine Kharja is reported to have smashed a door before storming out of the stadium upon learning that he had not been selected.

18)  ... the boss snaps, storming out to call security.

19)  ... and then when pressed, shouting "NO!" much louder and storming out in a huff.

20)  Steinem wrote of storming out of that particular movie in protest.