be put out of sorts

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be put out of sorts

old fashioned To be put in an irritable, grouchy, or unhappy mood; to be made to feel unwell, displeased, or in poor spirits. I must say, I was put quite out of sorts to have been reprimanded like that in front of my colleagues. My wife is always being put out of sorts by the cold weather in this part of the country.
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