English Idiom – (Be) Like a bear with a sore head
Meaning – To be extremely angry, annoyed, or irritable. The idiom ‘like a bear with a sore head‘ is used to describe someone who is in a very bad mood and is very irritable. It implies that the person is grumpy and easily angered.
When could you use this idiom?
- Your parents are grumpy because your sister kept them awake all night.
- A friend is suffering from a particular unpleasant hangover.
- You are warning your classmates to avoid a grumpy teacher!
- “She’s always like a bear with a sore head in the morning. Only a nice cuppa can cheer her up!”
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- Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?
An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.