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1British Bad-tempered or uncooperative:‘I was half an hour late phoning her and she didn't get all arsey about it’
- ‘When we got back I found another arsey note from the management company had been poked through my letterbox over at the flat.’
- ‘All my energy was being taken up with worrying about my arsey behaviour and I hated that.’
- ‘You know the sort of nonsense I mean; Deciding they don't need to buy a parking permit when all their neighbours do, then getting all arsey when they get found out.’
- ‘The drink is no more expensive than anywhere else in Temple Bar and it's nice to be somewhere trendy where there's no arsey attitude.’
- ‘Thereby, you will be able to navigate your way ahead, carefully picking your route around bloated wobbly people, inconsiderate ‘wallowers’ and arsey posers as they try to impress the girls.’
2Australian Very lucky.
- ‘Amazing how the gods often punish those who pull off an arsey win.’
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