sparks fly

sparks fly

1. There is a lot of animosity, arguing, or angry tension (between two people). The two managers have drastically different ideas of how the business should be run, so sparks fly whenever they are in a meeting together.
2. There is a lot of romantic and sexual chemistry (between two people). Sparks flew when I first met my husband. We just had a natural connection that has survived to this day.
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sparks fly

1. If sparks fly between two people, they get angry with each other and argue. They are not afraid to tackle the issues or let the sparks fly when necessary. Tempers flare and sparks fly with great ferocity as the couple argue.
2. If sparks fly between two people, they are very excited by or interested in each other, often in a sexual way. Whenever these two actors are on screen, sparks fly.
See also: fly, Sparks

sparks fly

a discussion becomes heated or lively.
See also: fly, Sparks
References in classic literature ?
Sure as I'm a livin' man born to trouble as the sparks fly upward, just as sure am I that it makes 'm happy to do tricks for me .
You're born to trouble as the sparks fly upward, an' I'm afraid you allers will be till you learn to bridle your unruly tongue.
He took the lighted pipe that was offered to him, gripped it in his fist, and tapped it on the floor, making the sparks fly, while he continued to shout.
And now we are by the smithy, where the fire is blazing, and where the half-naked men are banging with their hammers till the sparks fly about.
And there is no doubt that we are born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
this world is only a probation, and man was born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.
But it's to trouble he'll come with Wolf Larsen, as the sparks fly upward.
I saw sparks fly from those yellow eyes and, before I had time to say a word, I received a blow on the head that stunned me.
Her first Hallmark movie, "When Sparks Fly," is about a big city journalist who returns to her small town to write a Fourth of July story.
Let The Sparks Fly, by Andy Newman of Wellesbourne, was taken Liberty Pressing Solutions in Coventry and has now been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Did sparks fly when their stars, Gal Gadot (who plays DC's sensational warrior princess) and Chris Hemsworth (as Marvel's mighty thunder god), came together to present the best foreign language film prize at this year's Golden Globe Awards?
Ben is arrested | Brad decides to move back home to help Terese as she recovers from her injuries, while sparks fly between Amy, Kyle and Shay at an interstate pool competition.
But Francesca, played by comedienne Anna Morris, is a unique creation, specially written and tailor-made for the hen do and she knows exactly what buttons to press to ensure sparks fly.
As sparks fly between them, Maddie is drawn into the dangerous Miami underworld of gangs and sex trafficking.
Sparks fly when a former stripper impresses a professional gambler with her gaming prowess, much to the anger of his high-maintenance wife.