spit nails

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spit nails

  (American & Australian informal) also spit chips/tacks (Australian informal)
to speak or behave in a way that shows you are very angry He was spitting nails when he saw what had happened to his car.
See also: nail, spit
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And it makes me spit tacks when Farage's supporters bang on about "unelected judges in Strasbourg" as if being unelected was a term of abuse.
What really makes me spit tacks about Kelly Brook is that she is just waltzing from one moneyspinner to the next.