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get a cob on

To become angry, agitated, or irritated. Primarily heard in UK. John always gets a cob on over the traffic on his way to work. Don't get a cob on—I was only trying to be helpful!
See also: cob, get, on

have a cob on

To be angry, agitated, or irritated. Primarily heard in UK. John always has a cob on after getting stuck in traffic on his way to work. I don't know why you have a cob on—I was only trying to be helpful!
See also: cob, have, on
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have (or get) a cob on

be annoyed or in a bad mood. British informal
See also: cob, have, on
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1. n. a sharp poke or goose in the anus. Ouch! That cob hurt!
2. tv. to give someone a sharp poke in the anus. Tom cobbed Fred when he passed by.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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