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eat nails

To act in an angry, often intimidating, manner. Don't talk to that guy, he looks like he eats nails for breakfast! Can you believe she said that to me? Oh, I could eat nails!
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eat nails

tv. to do something extreme in extreme anger. (see also mad enough to eat nails.) Sam was ready to eat nails.
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This was Bertie Wooster's good aunt, with the wonderful chef Anatole--not to be confused with the terrifying Aunt Agatha, who killed rats with her teeth and ate nails for breakfast.