Meaning of “sparks fly” in the English Dictionary

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"sparks fly" in British English

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sparks fly

If sparks fly between two or more people, they argue angrily:

When they get together in a meeting the sparks really fly.

(Definition of “sparks fly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sparks fly" in American English

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sparks fly

there is an angry argument:

The sparks really fly when my mother and her sister get together.

(Definition of “sparks fly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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