Say, for the love of Pete, I couldn't tell what it was gave me a grouch.
"Lumpy's got on the grouch that won't come off," grinned Big-foot.
You have—er—impressed me as a boy with, to use a vulgar expression, a grouch.
It's the real thing, too, and no flossy bluff about the lady's grouch.
"Everybody has a grouch," observed Sarah cheerfully when they sat down to dinner.