mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets

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mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets

Seethingly angry; furious to the point of becoming irrational. I tell you, I was mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets when they told me they'd given the grant to that hack, Dr. Warner. The boss was mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets after he heard we'd lost the Jefferson account.
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