be spoiling for

be spoiling for

Enthusiastic/eager for something. Often use in the phrase "be spoiling for a fight." Come on, don't engage with that drunken fool, he's spoiling for a fight!
See also: spoil

be ˌspoiling for a ˈfight, argument, etc.

want to fight, argue, etc. with somebody very much: Are you spoiling for a fight?The teachers’ union is spoiling for a fight with the Government.
See also: spoil