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barking spider

slang That which is (humorously) said to be the cause of a fart. Come on, man, control the barking spider, will you? It smells horrible in here now.
See also: bark, spider

my spider-sense is tingling

slang Said when one's intuition is indicating that something is not right in a given situation. A reference to the comic book character Spider-Man, whose superhuman precognition ("spider sense" or "spidey-sense") would alert him to danger. A: "I've been looking over the accounts, and I just can't make sense of where these expenses came from." B: "Hmm, my spider-sense is tingling. We'd better get the whole accounting department to look into this." Uh oh, my spider-sense is tingling. I feel like we're going to have a pop quiz in class today!
See also: tingle

not here to fuck spiders

rude slang Used to express, either humorously or indignantly, that one is supposed to be attending to serious business, not engaging in idle, unproductive, or unhelpful activities. Primarily heard in Australia. Would you quit screwing around? We're not here to fuck spiders, so get your shit together! Right, come on you lot. We're here to organize the warehouse, not to fuck spiders.
See also: fuck, here, not, spider, to

see pink spiders

To hallucinate or see things incorrectly due to acute alcohol intoxication or withdrawal. My dad said that he saw pink spiders for a while after he gave up drinking. You're going to start seeing pink spiders if you don't stop drinking so much.
See also: pink, see, spider
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

seeing pink elephants

 and seeing pink spiders; Seeing snakes
intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. The old one who's shakinghe's probably seeing snakes.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

barking spider

and trumpet spider
n. the imaginary source of the sound of an audible release of intestinal gas. (With reference to the image of a anus.) Heidi, do you know anything about the trumpet spider I keep hearing? Although Dr. Waddlington-Stowe had never heard “barking spider” with reference to the affected part, he caught the connection immediately.
See also: bark, spider

trumpet spider

See also: spider, trumpet

pink elephants

and pink spiders
1. n. the delirium tremens. He was shaking something awful from the pink spiders.
2. n. hallucinatory creatures seen during the delirium tremens. (see also seeing pink elephants.) He said pink elephants were trying to kill him. He’s really drunk.
See also: elephant, pink

pink spiders

See also: pink, spider

seeing pink elephants

and seeing pink spiders and seeing snakes
tv. alcohol intoxicated; recovering from a drinking bout; having the delirium tremens. When I got to the point of seeing pink elephants, I knew that something had to be done. He’s screaming something about seeing pink spiders, and he wants a drink.
See also: elephant, pink, seeing

seeing pink spiders

See also: pink, seeing, spider
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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