Spit tacks - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To strongly express one's anger, typically verbally. Primarily heard in UK. Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss today—he's spitting nails over that printing mishap.
References in periodicals archive
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.