Chip on the shoulder

grudge

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • chip on the shoulder — Australian Slang grudge …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

  • chip on his shoulder — Meaning To harbour a grudge. Origin From the nineteenth century US practise of spoiling for a fight by carrying a chip of wood on one s shoulder, daring others to knock it off …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Chip off the old block — person inheriting marked family characteristics. 5. chip on the shoulder, a grudge …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chip off the old block — Australian Slang person inheriting marked family characteristics. 5. chip on the shoulder, a grudge …   English dialects glossary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chip on shoulder — One carries a chip on one s shoulder as a form of physical challenge, inviting opponents to knock the chip off and so provoke a fight. The concept is now metaphorical, describing people who nurse a grudge or grievance that readily provokes fury… …   Wikipedia

  • chip — I. /tʃɪp / (say chip) noun 1. a small piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking. 2. a very thin slice or piece of food, etc.: chocolate chips. 3. Also, potato chip. a. a deep fried finger of potato. b. a thin slice of potato …   Australian English dictionary

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