spit feathers

spit feathers

slang To be thirsty. Come on, man, I'm spitting feathers here—can't we stop for a drink?
See also: feather, spit

spit feathers

be very thirsty. informal
See also: feather, spit

spit ˈblood/ˈvenom/ˈfeathers

show that you are very angry; speak in an angry way: That man made me so angry that by the end of the meeting I was spitting blood!
See also: blood, feather, spit
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It is the reason l spit feathers when l see ignorant comments such as the letter from R Terry James (Letters, May 6).
Spit Feathers (The Lobster Chronicles, Book 3) written by Jessica Scott Kerrin illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong Kids Can Press, 2013 978-1-55453-708-2 (he) $16.
The high and mighty attitude of how wonderful Obama is now and how useless Bush was during his Presidency makes me want to spit feathers.
The high and mighty attitude at present of how wonderful Obama is now and how useless Bush was during his Presidency makes me want to go and spit feathers actually.
Your story about life in Wakefield jail,whose inmates included Soham murderer Ian Huntley until recently, made me spit feathers.
If I could spit feathers then I would have certainly been doing so at half-time, because the players did not get going.