(as) cross as a bear with a sore head

(as) cross as a bear with a sore head

Exceptionally irritable, annoyed, or grumpy. John is always cross as a bear with a sore head first thing in the morning; it's best not to even talk to him until he's had his coffee. Janet was as cross as a bear with a sore head when she found out she had missed her connecting flight.
See also: bear, cross, head, sore
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