Spitting Nickels is actually part of an old timey saying. "Stand on your head and spit nickels" was once a common expression for struggling at something. My papa used to make his little girl laugh by actually spitting a nickle or two out if I asked nicely and then pinched his nose! I can still hear the giggles - those were the best times. So, my definition for Spitting Nickels: having fun doing amazing things.