Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it?
I could have written this article from The New Republic in one sentence: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is a crotchety old man.
Rand's dad was a crotchety old crank who was never going to win the nomination, but Rand of course actually could.
“I suppose everyone in Riverview considers me a crotchety old woman,” Mrs. Marborough remarked presently.
Oh, he's old and lame, I suppose, and has a crotchety temper.
Her alert eyes scanned the nearest car steps where the porter was helping a crotchety old man to the platform.
He was poor and crotchety, and as regards professional matters unsteady.
Vane, who had been one of the habitus of her father's house, admired her sweet devotion to the crotchety old man.
She is the most persistent woman I know, and the most crotchety.
For he was a person rich in friends, reserved as he generally was, and crotchety as most of them thought him.