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.
See also: and, bitter, twist
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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.
"I am trying not to be bitter and twisted. I will accept my sentence and just deal with it.
'The French will still be bitter and twisted about the semi,' said Hansen who takes charge of Wales for the final time against Italy at the Millennium Stadium today.