go spare

Go spare
(UK) If you go spare, you lose your temper completely.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • spare´ness — spare «spair», verb, spared, spar|ing, adjective, spar|er, spar|est, noun. –v.t. 1. to show mercy to; refrain from harmi …   Useful english dictionary

  • spare´a|ble — spare «spair», verb, spared, spar|ing, adjective, spar|er, spar|est, noun. –v.t. 1. to show mercy to; refrain from harmi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spare the Air program — Spare the Air is a program established by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in 1991 to combat air pollution during the summer in the San Francisco Bay Area, the season when clear skies, hot temperatures, lighter winds, and a strong… …   Wikipedia

  • Spare — Spare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparing}.] [AS. sparian, fr. sp[ae]r spare, sparing, saving; akin to D. & G. sparen, OHG. spar?n, Icel. & Sw. spara, Dan. spare See {Spare}, a.] 1. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spare ribs — (also called spareribs) are a variety of pork ribs, cooked and eaten in various cuisines around the world. They are the most inexpensive cut of pork ribs. They are a long cut from the lower portion of the pig, specifically the belly and… …   Wikipedia

  • Spare — Spare, a. [Compar. {Sparer}; superl. {Sparest}; not used in all the senses of the word.] [AS. sp[ae]r sparing. Cf. {Spare}, v. t. ] 1. Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet. [1913 Webster] 2. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spare Bricks Webzine — Spare Bricks was a quarterly webzine covering the music of Pink Floyd, the band, its members and fans. Each issue was published in English. (It is alternately known as Spare Bricks The Pink Floyd Webzine. ) Spare Bricks was started in 1999 by… …   Wikipedia

  • spare — [sper] vt. spared, sparing [ME sparien < OE sparian, akin to spær, thrifty, Ger sparen, to save: see SPACE] 1. to treat with mercy or leniency; refrain from killing, injuring, troubling, or distressing; save 2. to save or free a person from… …   English World dictionary

  • Spare parts — Spare parts, also referred to as Service Parts is a term used to indicate extra parts available and in proximity to the mechanical item, such as a automobile, boat, engine, for which they might be used. Spare parts are also called “spares.” Spare …   Wikipedia

  • Spare — Spare, n. 1. The act of sparing; moderation; restraint. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Killing for sacrifice, without any spare. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. Parsimony; frugal use. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Poured out their plenty without spite or spare …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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