Meaning of “have a chip on your shoulder” in the English Dictionary

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"have a chip on your shoulder" in British English

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have a chip on your shoulder


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.

(Definition of “have a chip on your shoulder” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)