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sprout wings

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Light and volatile; airy; frothy: She now does a string of spritzy little jeteĀ“s that barely get her off the ground/ the hair-trigger switch between Nathan's spritzy charm and the scary violence of his anger (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "Well, if Willis Morgan's been misjudged, then I'm really an angel all ready to sprout wings," observed the clerk.

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