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A habitually combative attitude, usually because of a harboured grievance, sense of inferiority, or having something to prove.

He really has a chip on his shoulder about being passed over for that promotion.

Additional definitions for 'chip on one's shoulder':

chip on one's shoulderA form of challenge in the same spirit as a medieval knight throwing down his gauntlet.
chip on one's shoulderA tendency to take offence quickly.
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