Translation: from english

chip on one s shoulder

  • 1 chip on one's shoulder

    Дословно: «щепка на чьём-либо плече». Заносчивость, драчливость. To have a chip on one's shoulder — это значит держаться вызывающе, быть задирой, забиякой, искать повода для ссоры или драки. Имеется в виду именно деревянная щепка, а не жареная картошка. Выражение пришло из Америки, где было известно уже в начале XIX в. По традиции мальчик или мужчина, вызывая кого-либо на спор или борьбу, укреплял на плече деревянную щепку и предлагал сбить её всем желающим вступить в драку.

    When you talk to him don't mention his last job. He was sacked after a big row. He hasn't recovered from the shock and seems to have a chip on his shoulder about it. — В разговоре с ним не упоминай его последнюю работу. Его уволили после большой склоки. Он ещё не отошёл от шока и вёдет себя вызывающе при упоминании об этом.

    English-Russian dictionary of expressions > chip on one's shoulder

  • 2 chip on (one's) shoulder

    Фразеологизм: бросить перчатку кому-л (Throwing down his gauntlet.)

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > chip on (one's) shoulder

  • 3 chip on one's shoulder

    חמום-מוח; מחרחר ריב
    * * *
    ביר רחרחמ ;חומ-םומח

    English-Hebrew dictionary > chip on one's shoulder

  • 4 chip on one's shoulder

    Heethoofdig; ruzie zoeker

    English-Dutch dictionary > chip on one's shoulder

  • 5 chip on one's shoulder

    snarstucken, lättstött

    English-Swedish dictionary > chip on one's shoulder

  • 6 chip on shoulder

    1) Британский английский: (smb's) флаг (кому-л.) в руки (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip_on_shoulder)
    2) Фразеологизм: (one's) бросить перчатку кому-л (Throwing down his gauntlet.)

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > chip on shoulder

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  • chip on one's shoulder — phrasal Etymology: so called fr. the allusion to a chip of wood placed on the shoulder to be knocked off as a challenge to fight : a challenging or bellicose attitude * * * chip on one s shoulder 1. An aggressively defiant manner, as if daring… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chip on one's shoulder — idi chip on one s shoulder, an antagonistic or quarrelsome disposition …   From formal English to slang

  • chip on one's shoulder — noun a) A form of challenge, in the same spirit as a medieval knight throwing down his gauntlet. ‘Oh! if I only could get him to knock a chip off my shoulder, and so get round the law, I would give him one of the soundest thrashings he ever had.’ …   Wiktionary

  • chip on one's shoulder — {n. phr.}, {informal} A quarrelsome nature; readiness to be angered. * /He went through life with a chip on his shoulder./ * /Jim often gets into fights because he goes around with a chip on his shoulder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chip on one's shoulder — {n. phr.}, {informal} A quarrelsome nature; readiness to be angered. * /He went through life with a chip on his shoulder./ * /Jim often gets into fights because he goes around with a chip on his shoulder./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chip\ on\ one's\ shoulder — n. phr. informal A quarrelsome nature; readiness to be angered. He went through life with a chip on his shoulder. Jim often gets into fights because he goes around with a chip on his shoulder …   Словарь американских идиом

  • chip on one's shoulder — phrasal a challenging or belligerent attitude …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chip on one's shoulder — aggressive and combative attitude, belligerence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chip on one's shoulder, have a —  Bear a grudge, either for a particular reason or against the world in general …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • a chip on one's shoulder — ► a chip on one s shoulder informal a deeply ingrained grievance. Main Entry: ↑chip …   English terms dictionary

  • a chip on one's shoulder — informal a deeply ingrained grievance. → chip …   English new terms dictionary

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