Saying: Madder than a wet hen.
Usage: We got home from school today and discovered a fresh peach pie on the counter. My brother handed me a fork and we dove into the best after school snack ever. We were eating the last bite when mom walked in the door.
“What do you think you’re doing,” she yelled. “That was for dinner with the preacher tonight.”
Mom was madder than a wet hen. “The preacher will forgive us,” my brother shouted as we hightailed out of the house. We didn’t go back until we saw the preacher’s car pull in the driveway.
Meaning: Ask a farmer how mad a hen gets when you put water on them. It isn’t pretty.
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