Boiling Point Meaning

(idiomatic) The state of being heated, with high aggression.

Example: 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”[1], BBC Sport:
  Although the encounter was bathed in sunshine, the match failed to reach boiling point but that will be of little concern to Gerard Houllier's team, who took a huge step forward before they face crucial matches against their relegation rivals.