I was looking for the origin of the phrase: "I see spades" or "he sees spades." I was under the impression that it meant to be angry.
I googled it and couldn't find any good information on origin. I also perused the forums here and found a lot of spades phrases related to bridge.
Could it be the case that if a person "saw spades", it meant they lost the game of bridge and thus became angry over it? This seems possible, can anyone confirm or give a better origin?