Spit tacks - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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.