go spare

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go spare

  1. To be available or unused.
    There's some bacon going spare if anyone wants some more.
  2. (UK, informal) To become angry, to lose one's temper
    When he found out that someone had broken the window, he went spare.
  3. To become frustrated or distressed.
    The poor girl is going spare, stuck in the house all day with the kids like that.
  4. (archaic) To be unemployed.

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