chip on your shoulder

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

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • chip on your shoulder —    If someone has a chip on their shoulder, they are resentful about something and feel that they have been treated badly.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone has a chip on their shoulder, the feel resentful because they feel they… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have a chip on your shoulder — phrase to be likely to become angry or offended very easily, especially about something that other people think should not upset you Bert had always had a chip on his shoulder because of his accent. Thesaurus: words used to describe someone who… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) chip on your shoulder — a chip on (your) shoulder a tendency to be easily angered or upset. He always acted as if he was better than us and went around with a chip on his shoulder …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a chip on your shoulder — have a chip on (your) shoulder to blame other people for something bad which has happened to you and to continue to be angry about it so that it affects the way you behave. Even though he went to university, he s always had a chip on his shoulder …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a chip on your shoulder (about something) — have a ˈchip on your shoulder (about sth) idiom (informal) to be sensitive about sth that happened in the past and become easily offended if it is mentioned because you think that you were treated unfairly • He has a real chip on his shoulder… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a chip on your shoulder — to be likely to become angry or offended very easily, especially about something that other people think should not upset you Bert had always had a chip on his shoulder because of his accent …   English dictionary

  • shoulder — 1 noun (C) 1 BODY PART one of the two parts of the body at each side of the neck where the arm is connected: Put a shawl around your shoulders in case you get cold. | shrug your shoulders (=raise them to show that you do not know something or do… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chip — chip1 W3S2 [tʃıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(computer)¦ 3¦(piece)¦ 4¦(mark)¦ 5 have a chip on your shoulder 6 when the chips are down 7 be a chip off the old block 8¦(game)¦ 9¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chip — 1 /tSIp/ noun (C) 1 MARK a small hole or mark on a plate, cup etc where a piece has broken off (+ in): There s a chip in this plate. 2 PIECE a small piece of wood, stone, metal etc that has broken off something: Wood chips covered the floor of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoulder — shoul|der1 W2S2 [ˈʃəuldə US ˈʃouldər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body part)¦ 2¦(clothes)¦ 3¦(meat)¦ 4 be looking over your shoulder 5 6 shoulder to shoulder 7 on somebody s shoulders 8 put your shoulder to the wheel 9¦(road side)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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