spit-take


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spit-take

or spit take  (spĭt′tāk′)
n.
A reaction to a remark or situation that consists of suddenly spitting out water or another liquid that has just been taken into the mouth, often performed as a comic device.
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Pratfalls, spit-takes and even a romantic triangle ensue, as well as one of the most mealy-mouthed messages ever: Change is good, but tradition is good, too.
Assorted mayhem, including several elaborately staged pratfalls, spit-takes, a slo-mo gun battle and Miller's escalating drunken hysteria, ensues.