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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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IN a piece about setting records, earlier this week, I said Kim Kardashian, the queen of selfpromotion, would be spitting feathers after an American chap set a Guinness World Record by taking 204 selfies with different people in three minutes.
I've been spitting feathers this week about a comment I got on social media.
Two double bogeys at the 18th and first - his ninth and 10th holes - left the World No5 spitting feathers and facing an uphill task in today's second round.
A PET owner has been spitting feathers after her budgies were stolen - and sold off in pubs.
THIS dog was literally left spitting feathers after getting his paws on a pillow.
RACING pigeon owners in Stoke-On-Trent are spitting feathers claiming their prized birds are being left upset by a helicopter which keeps landing next to their aviaries.
AT the heart of British Sausage Week 2015 it might not be good taste to say you've met a butcher who has been spitting feathers.
Sven Goran Eriksson had since moved on, Mark Hughes was the man in charge of City and he was left spitting feathers at the penalty decision which changed the game.
Which is how he came to be spitting feathers after the 10-man Magpies lost by an own goal to Arsenal.
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People all over the country who work really hard for far less - while having to hand over nearly half of their hardearned to pay for her largesse - must be spitting feathers.
But, he hasn't consulted an architect, and it shows - the outlandish plans include jacuzzis in the battlements and water-spouting gargoyles, and Kevin McCloud spitting feathers.
NEWPORT COUNTY LUTON TOWN 0 1CROW 90 NEWPORT County boss Justin Edinburgh was left spitting feathers for the second time in a week after an unwelcome case of deja vu saw a late goal increase their relegation worries against Luton.
1 NEWPORT boss Justin Edinburgh was left spitting feathers for the second time in a week after an unwelcome case of dj vu saw a late goal increase their relegation worries against Luton.