||take away mysteriously, steal secretly, into thin air
||Somebody or something spirits away my fingernail clippers. I wonder where they are.
||(See the spitting image)
||very angry, pissed off [B]
||Mom was spitting mad when you ran across her flower garden.
||very angry, very mad, hot, pissed[B]
||Art was spitting nails when my dog scratched the paint on his car.
||reaction from the public, fall-out, feedback
||"Is there any splashback on the new income tax policy?" "Yes. It's all positive."
||depart, go, leave
||I gotta split. Class starts in two minutes.
|split a gut
||laugh very hard, crack me up
||I nearly split a gut watching a John Candy video - hilarious!
||be very fussy, notice small differences
||Clyde likes to work on research that requires him to split hairs.
||small difference in time, a fraction of a second
||Many Olympic athletes win their events by a split second.
|split the difference
||divide the difference between the prices
||Your price is $100. I'm offering $80. Let's split the difference: $90.