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Out of sorts

DEFINITION

Angry, frustrated, in a bad mood. ‘Sorts’ references one’s attitude or emotional status so to be out of sorts is to be acting out of character due to irritation or foreboding.  (Compare to Miffed, Ruffle your feathers or Rub the wrong way.)  {see 50 Levels of Anger video}

“Don’t talk to the boss about a raise today, he’s out of sorts because of his son going to jail.”

 

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