mad enough to eat nails

mad enough to eat nails

Seethingly angry; furious to the point of becoming irrational. I tell you, I was mad enough to eat nails when they told me they'd given the grant to that hack, Dr. Warner. The boss was mad enough to eat nails after he heard we'd lost the Jefferson account.
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mad enough to eat nails

mod. (see also eat nails.) After we got home, she was mad enough to eat nails.
See also: eat, enough, mad, nail
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After narrowly losing this vote, the senior senator, who chairs the committee that funds the zoo, said he was "mad enough to eat nails," which may or may not produce a quicker death than that suffered by two endangered red pandas that ate rat poison scattered about their National Zoo enclosure in January by cut-rate exterminators.