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    what does it mean: maybe if you stand your head and spit nickels...? Is it an idiom or not?

    Thank you.

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    Re: spit nickels

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    what does it mean: maybe if you stand your head and spit nickels...? Is it an idiom or not?

    Thank you.
    Yes, it means "doing something extraordinary, but impossible".

    What do you want me to do -- stand on my head and spit nickels?

    Nothing would satisfy her. She wouldn't be happy if I stood on my head and spit nickels.

    [Nickels are 5 cent coins in the US.]

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