spit tacks

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spit tacks (third-person singular simple present spits tacks, present participle spitting tacks, simple past and past participle spat tacks or spit tacks)

  1. (slang, New Zealand, Australia, intransitive) To be angry.
    Synonyms: spit chips, spit nails, spit venom, spit blood