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cross as two sticks

Angry or irritated. Primarily heard in UK. I'd stay away from Bill if I were you—he's cross as two sticks today. I was in a good mood when I woke up this morning, but now I feel cross as two sticks after getting stuck in traffic.
See also: cross, stick, two

cross as two sticks

very annoyed or grumpy. British informal
This expression is a play on the two senses of cross , firstly ‘bad-tempered’ and secondly ‘intersecting’.
See also: cross, stick, two
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