spit nails

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spit nails

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.
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.