Definition of get (or have or give someone) the hump in English:

get (or have or give someone) the hump


  • Become, be, or make someone annoyed or moody.

    ‘fans get the hump when they lose’
    • ‘It seems whoever got the hump and complained believed the ad implied that the driver of the car had been texting while driving, and that this encouraged people to do likewise.’
    • ‘I wish humans were more like that - my wife gets the hump and she won't talk to me for a week.’
    • ‘I got the hump so I sabotaged the tyres of the head's car by putting tin tacks in to puncture them.’
    • ‘He said he did not mind her going up to see her parents and her children for days at a time, but she would get the hump when he stayed out down here for ‘more than two nights in succession.’’
    • ‘Everything was fine as long as you never got the hump.’
    • ‘To be honest, there was a time when I really got the hump with Spain.’
    • ‘He or she got the hump because the ad didn't make it clear that the deal included an ‘additional, compulsory delivery charge’ of £39.99.’
    • ‘Dozens of recently installed speed bumps in a Yorkshire suburb have been ripped out and replaced after council officials got the hump over their height.’
    • ‘Debate has been raging about road safety, with people across London getting the hump.’
    • ‘It is quite nice that people are getting the hump enough to write about it.’
    take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally, be aggrieved, be affronted, take something amiss, be upset, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, get one's hackles up, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be wounded, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, get into a huff, go into a huff, get huffy
    irritate, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles
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