eat nails

eat nails

tv. to do something extreme in extreme anger. (see also mad enough to eat nails.) Sam was ready to eat nails.
See also: eat, nail
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Belichick is an East Coast guy who hangs out with the reclusive Ernie Adams and would rather eat nails than wear a tie.
She describes her job in much the same way as many of us might describe our own work: "You get up in the morning and eat nails for breakfast, you don a full suit of armor, and then you go to the floor, where you do battle.
I'm mad enough to eat nails right now," Stevens said after the vote.
As Flores, a nurse himself, would say later with a laugh, ``She was so tough, she could eat nails and melt them in her teeth, but, man, what a great teacher and role model.
He brushed aside characterisations of himself as a stubborn man who eats nails for breakfast, saying with a laugh: "All of these are exaggerations - I don't eat nails.