spoiling for a fight

spoiling for a fight

Especially argumentative or combative; eager to engage in an argument or a fight. My mother is just spoiling for a fight when she makes comments like those—don't let her get to you. After a week with very little sleep and a lot on my mind, I was spoiling for a fight by the time I got home.
See also: fight, spoil

spoiling for a fight

argumentative; asking for a fight. They were just spoiling for a fight, and they went outside to settle the matter. She was grouchy, and you could tell she had been spoiling for a fight all day.
See also: fight, spoil

spoiling for a fight

in. argumentative; asking for a fight. They were just spoiling for a fight, and they went outside to settle the matter.
See also: fight, spoil