the sparks fly

the sparks fly

There is an argument. When the sparks fly, I'm making myself scarce—there's no way I'm getting roped into a fight between those two. You can be sure that the sparks will fly if the president vetoes the bill that both sides of congress worked so hard to pass.
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.
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.
The sparks fly in Coronation Street as Rita Sullivan - played by Barbara Knox - and Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie - prepare to tie the knot.
Naturally she bumps into Steve, and the sparks fly.
The show throws together strangers as housemates and lets viewers watch the sparks fly.
In this series, watch the sparks fly as Mia makes plans to spend time alone with Finn, who has to face his responsibilities when his daughters turn up on his doorstep.
Some of us like to watch the sparks fly with our slippers on enjoying the warm glow.
SUEDE: Electricity (Nude) - Open the windows, whack this on full blast and watch the sparks fly.
Later, he simply touches her cheek and you can almost see the sparks fly.