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English definition of “have a chip on your shoulder”

have a chip on your shoulder

informal
C2 to seem angry all the time because you think you have been treated unfairly or feel you are not as good as other people: He's got a chip on his shoulder about not having been to university.Becoming angry and expressing anger
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