spit nails

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spit nails

To strongly express one's anger, typically verbally. Unless you want to get yelled at, stay away from the boss today—he's spitting nails over that printing mishap.
See also: nail, spit
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And it makes me spit tacks when Farage's supporters bang on about "unelected judges in Strasbourg" as if being unelected was a term of abuse.
What really makes me spit tacks about Kelly Brook is that she is just waltzing from one moneyspinner to the next.