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be out of sorts
To be in an irritable, grouchy, or unhappy mood; to feel unwell, displeased, or in poor spirits. I think something is bugging John because he's been rather out of sorts lately. I think you should get to bed earlier because you're always so out of sorts in the morning.
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be, feel, etc. out of ˈsorts(especially British English) be, feel, etc. ill or bad-tempered: I was out of sorts for a couple of weeks after I came out of hospital. ♢ What’s the matter with Jane? She looks rather out of sorts today. OPPOSITE: in fine/good fettle
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