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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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Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways, who is so tough he eats rust and spits nails, comes immediately to mind.
A Song For The Dead is a throbbing, dangerous mother of a tune that thunders along and spits nails at your face, while God Is In The Radio is a military affair, full of retro guitar and blues sentiments.