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have a chip on one's shoulder

Slang definitions & phrases for have a chip on one's shoulder

have a chip on one's shoulder

verb phrase

To be very touchy and belligerent; be easily provoked (1855+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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