a chip on shoulder

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a chip on shoulder

An attitude that leads one to become combative or easily angered. Fred has such a chip on his shoulder—you never know what's going to set him off next. She won't admit it, but Kate has a chip on her shoulder when it comes to discussing her career.
See also: chip, shoulder

a chip on your shoulder

a tendency to be easily angered or upset He always acted as if he was better than us and went around with a chip on his shoulder.
See also: chip, shoulder