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get the hump

To become annoyed or irritated because one thinks that another has wronged them. Primarily heard in UK. Jenny often feels left out anyway, so If you don't bring her a cupcake too, she'll get the hump.
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get the hump

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you get the hump, you get annoyed by something. She got the hump because we were mucking around. He's still got the hump with his former team mate.
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give somebody/get the ˈhump

(British English, informal) annoy somebody/become annoyed, angry, etc: She gets the hump when people don’t listen to her.‘What’s wrong with Jake?’ ‘Oh, I don’t know. He’s got the hump about something.’
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The only reason contracts exist now is so clubs can get adequately compensated when a player gets the hump, his head turned or wants to renege on the lucrative commitment he has made.
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Okay, so that's no real defence, and it's hard to stick up for someone like Wintle, who gets the hump and attacks the diminutive Kenyon on the racecourse (bet he wouldn't have been so keen if it had been Roger Cook).
Redknapp gets the hump with any suggestion that Spurs' slump - one win in eight Premier League games, and a 10-point lead over Arsenal transformed into a fivepoint deficit - has anything to do with the bookies making him overwhelming favourite to replace Fabio Capello.
But before Millwall striker Darren Byfield gets the hump - he dates the pop star - he should know it's all a bit of fun.
Thierry Henry (left) gets the hump as tempers flare in Athens