eat nails

eat nails

tv. to do something extreme in extreme anger. (see also mad enough to eat nails.) Sam was ready to eat nails.
See also: eat, nail
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I told Tommy I felt like I could eat nails, so he let me take control," Robles said.
Belichick is an East Coast guy who hangs out with the reclusive Ernie Adams and would rather eat nails than wear a tie.
She describes her job in much the same way as many of us might describe our own work: "You get up in the morning and eat nails for breakfast, you don a full suit of armor, and then you go to the floor, where you do battle.
I'm mad enough to eat nails right now," Stevens said after the vote.
As Flores, a nurse himself, would say later with a laugh, ``She was so tough, she could eat nails and melt them in her teeth, but, man, what a great teacher and role model.
He brushed aside characterisations of himself as a stubborn man who eats nails for breakfast, saying with a laugh: "All of these are exaggerations - I don't eat nails.