spit the dummy


spit the dummy
Spit the dummy
Reference to an infant spitting out their dummy (or pacifier) in order to cry. 'To spit the dummy' is to give up.

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  • spit the dummy — verb To overreact (as an adult) to a situation childishly, in an angry or frustrated manner. Hell really spit the dummy when he hears that hes been fired... Syn: throw a tantrum …   Wiktionary

  • spit the dummy — To indulge in a sudden display of anger or frustration; to lose one s temper. The phrase is usually used of an adult, and the implication is that the outburst is childish, like a baby spitting out its dummy in a tantrum and refusing to be… …   Australian idioms

  • spit the dummy — vb Australian to lose one s temper, express one s anger. The image is presumably that of a baby expelling its pacifier in a fit of rage …   Contemporary slang

  • Spit the dummy — get very upset at something; throw a tantrum …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • spit the dummy — I Australian Slang get very upset at something; throw a tantrum II Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) to throw a tantrum or get mad …   English dialects glossary

  • spit the dummy — to throw a tantrum or get mad. From Niki …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • spit — I. /spɪt / (say spit) verb (spat or spit, spitting) –verb (i) 1. to eject saliva from the mouth; expectorate. 2. to do this at or on a person, etc., to express hatred, contempt, etc. 3. to sputter. 4. to fall in scattered drops or flakes, as rain …   Australian English dictionary

  • dummy — /ˈdʌmi / (say dumee) noun (plural dummies) 1. an imitation or copy of something, as for display, to indicate appearance, exhibit clothing, etc. 2. Colloquial a stupid person; dolt. 3. someone who has nothing to say or who takes no active part in… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dummy (Album) — Dummy Studioalbum von Portishead Veröffentlichung 1994 (17. Oktober) Label Go! Discs/London …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dummy spit — noun The act of overreacting (as an adult) to a situation childishly, in an angry or frustrated manner. Did you hear about Johns dummy spit over the management changeover? Syn: tantrum …   Wiktionary