be bitter and twisted

be bitter and twisted

To be miserable, typically because of past traumas or problems. My sister is bitter and twisted after years in a bad relationship. Oh, she's been bitter and twisted ever since she found out she didn't make the team.
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PUBGAMESBITTER & TWISTED YOU will be bitter and twisted if you don't try a pint of this refreshingly hoppy beer from Harviestoun Brewery in Alva Clackmannanshire.