spit and vinegar

Definition of spit and vinegar

US, informal

  1. :  strength and energy She's 80 years old but still full of spit and vinegar.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a slender pointed rod for holding meat over a fire

    :  a small point of land especially of sand or gravel running into a body of water

  1. :  to fix on or as if on a spit :  impale

  1. :  to eject (as saliva) from the mouth :  expectorate

    :  to express (unpleasant or malicious feelings) by or as if by spitting

    :  to utter with a spitting sound or scornful expression

  1. :  spittle, saliva

    :  the act or an instance of spitting

    :  a frothy secretion exuded by spittlebugs

  1. :  a sour liquid obtained by fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or preservative

    :  ill humor :  sourness

    :  vim

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