Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1(of a mythical creature) capable of exhaling flames.
- ‘the enormous fire-breathing dragon’
- 1.1Denoting a person who takes fuel into their mouth and spits it out over a flame to produce a jet of fire as a form of entertainment.
- ‘they hired fire-breathing entertainers to amuse their guests’
2Characterized by an intensely zealous or aggressive manner of expression.‘a novel with fearless, fire-breathing prose’
- ‘this famously fire-breathing woman turned out to be an amicable companion’
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