be spitting feathers

be spitting feathers

1. slang To be thirsty. Come on, man, I'm spitting feathers here—can't we stop for a drink?
2. To strongly express one's anger, typically verbally. Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss today—he's spitting feathers over that printing mishap.
See also: feather, spit

be spitting feathers

If someone is spitting feathers, they are very angry. Trainer Neville Callaghan was spitting feathers over the incident.
See also: feather, spit
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