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sore (at one)

informal Angry or irritated (at one). I don't know why you're getting so sore—it was just a joke! He's sore at her because she took his laptop without asking.
See also: sore
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*sore (at someone)

Fig. angry at someone. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; make someone ~.) When Mary hears what you said about her, she'll get sore for sure. Please don't get sore at me.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. angry. She is one sore old lady. You should give her teeth back.
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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"It's something to consider during this time of year when there are a lot of social occasions to attend and sufferers may feel more self-conscious about having a sore," says Dr Simic.
Dr Simic said: "There isn't a treatment that eradicates the virus completely." CAN YOU SAFELY COVER A SORE? Dr Simic said: "Covering a cold sore with concealer or other make-up isn't advised.
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