sorehead


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sorehead

1. n. a grumpy person. (Also a term of address.) She’s sort of a sorehead right now. Wait a day or two and then ask her.
2. n. a poor loser. Don’t be a sorehead. You knew what you’re getting into.
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It wouldn't matter if this were some sorehead with a microchip on his shoulder, but Appleyard is the respected science correspondent for the respected London Sunday Times, so no wonder the scientific world is in an uproar.
God knows what the hangovers will be like and, at some local hotel the team leader of a big bunch of visiting punters will come down to breakfast, look at the soreheads wrestling with the egg and bacon, and utter the old cry: "Morning lads, another day of drinking and guessing.
Hangovers are the penalty paid for a cracking Christmas and according to research carried out by frozen food company,Iceland, soreheads make us far more sensitive to everyday sounds.
If the situation is as the administration says, that this is a handful of Saddamist holdouts and soreheads who are mad because they've lost their retirement pay and a fairly small group of foreign Islamic terrorists who've come into the country, then I would predict that our effective counterguerrilla operations and civic action will erode this base of support and the problem will disappear before next summer.
s core constituency, or merely the complaint of soreheads.
43) Justices Rehnquist and White were speaking in dissent, of course, but what they had to say does suggest that it is an oversimplification to dismiss citizens who express identical views as soreheads in need of instruction in basic civics.
Harking to the sober voice of reason, we decided to sever our ties with liberal hotheads and conservative soreheads alike in hopes of being a moderate like Jesus.
In the 1840s both Thomas Carlyle and Friedrich Engels, aware they were thought of as professional soreheads, diagnosed from different angles that cash payment was threatening to become the sole nexus of man with man -- Engels exclaiming at "the truly extraordinary conception of society" promoted by the English middle classes: "they really believe that human beings have a real existence only if they make money or help to make money
But we dismissed those complaints as coming from a lot of right brain, paranoid soreheads who just moved here from California.
Soreheads who wondered why the event couldn't be held in a park, where some actual nature was available for contemplation and where Earth Day pollution wouldn't exacerbate the ordinary annoyances of city life, were reviled as planet-hostile.
On NBA basketball courts, soreheads hit refs and throw tantrums.