be like a bear with a sore head

be like a bear with a sore head

To be exceptionally irritable, annoyed, or grumpy. John is always like a bear with a sore head first thing in the morning—it's best not to even talk to him until he's had his coffee. Janet was like a bear with a sore head when she found out she had missed her connecting flight.
See also: bear, head, like, sore

like a bear with a sore head

Exceptionally irritable, annoyed, or grumpy. John is always like a bear with a sore head first thing in the morning—it's best not to even talk to him until he's had his coffee. Janet was like a bear with a sore head when she found out she had missed her connecting flight.
See also: bear, head, like, sore
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like a bear with a sore head

mainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone is like a bear with a sore head, they are being very bad-tempered and irritable. What was wrong with Mario this afternoon? He was like a bear with a sore head! He's like a bear with a sore head in the mornings.
See also: bear, head, like, sore
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

like a bear with a sore head

(of a person) very irritable. British informal
See also: bear, head, like, sore
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like a ˌbear with a sore ˈhead

(informal) very bad-tempered: She’s like a bear with a sore head in the mornings.
See also: bear, head, like, sore
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