Definition of as cross as two sticks in English:

as cross as two sticks

phrase

British
  • Very annoyed or irritated.

    ‘she was as jumpy as a cat and as cross as two sticks’
    • ‘It is then that that he gets very frowny and shouty and looks as cross as two sticks, like Geoff, though not as sexy.’
    • ‘Here I am, tired, hot and as cross as two sticks (British expression - get it - like two sticks are crossed, you know to make an X - har har - never mind…)’
    • ‘And he came home next day dragging one foot after another, with a wizened face and as cross as two sticks.’
    • ‘‘It could do that and still freeze you to death,’ I says, as cross as two sticks.’
    • ‘I really get as cross as two sticks when I get to a city and find out they have forgotten that it should be possible for bikes to pass without great difficulties.’
    • ‘Jo is as cross as two sticks today.’
    • ‘Because of this I have been as cross as two sticks for the last couple of hours and my pain and anger has led me to eat cake when I am supposed to be detoxing.’
    angry, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, peeved, vexed, upset, irked, piqued, out of humour, put out, displeased, galled, resentful
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