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    Does chip on the shoulder mean a cranky person?

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    Default Re: an idiom

    Does chip on the shoulder mean a cranky person?
    Yes or that he/she is behaving in a cranky manner because someone offended them in some way.

    He's got a chip on his shoulder because the rival salesman stole his client.

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    Default Re: an idiom

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Does chip on the shoulder mean a cranky person?

    Meaning:

    • If someone has a chip on their shoulder, they are resentful about something and feel that they have been treated badly.

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