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chip one's shoulder

See definition of chip one's shoulder on Dictionary.com
  • as innegative attitude
  • as inattitude problem
  • as inchip on one's shoulder

synonyms for chip one's shoulder

  • chip on one's shoulder
  • cynicism
  • defeatism
  • dim view
  • discouragement
  • expectation of the worst
  • gloomy outlook
  • hopelessness
  • lack of confidence
  • low spirits
  • negative thinking
  • negativism
  • pessimism
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How to use chip one's shoulder in a sentence

She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
I only saw the glitter of a bayonet which a Mexican thrust into his shoulder, at the very moment he was helping me up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For a moment Joe stood behind her, silently, looking over her shoulder at the signature of Isom Chase.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Uncle David nodded, and waved his hand, as on entering the door he gave them a farewell smile over his shoulder.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Rising at once he bundled up his traps, threw the line of his small hand-sledge over his shoulder, and stepped out for home.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Sick, trembling, her beautiful face humble and tearful enough now, she bent it on his shoulder in a shower of bitter tears.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
I looked over his shoulder and recognized at a glance the rangy black MacRae had ridden.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He seems to love his little master very dearly and often rides on his shoulder while Alila is working.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
"I won't speak while you're remembering," Rosemary promised, leaning her head confidingly against his shoulder.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
The words of her daughter had put the Marchioness to silence, and she leaned upon the shoulder of Louis, drowned in tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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