Friday Idiom – A Chip On Your Shoulder
A Chip On Your Shoulder
Someone who has a chip on their shoulder is angry all the time. They feel that they have been wronged by the world, so they are always ready for a fight. They are easily offended because they feel that they have been treated unfairly by others, or perhaps they feel inferior. They expect trouble, so they are always ready for it.
It can also mean that the person has a grievance about something. Something bad has happened to him, and he might believe it was someone else’s fault. This kind of person is constantly angry about it that it affects his behaviour. In the person’s mind, he is showing how tough he is.
*Because this expression is used to describe someone and because it uses the verb have, you can also use have got.
Example Sentence: I can’t stand working with Bill. He’s got a massive chip on his shoulder. He’s so unpleasant.
2014年7月4日 金曜日 9:44 AM Category: 英語勉強情報のまとめ.