(as) cross as two sticks


(as) cross as two sticks
   в плoxoм нacтpoeнии, нe в дуxe, нe нa шутку paccepжeнный; зoл кaк чёpт [игpa cлoв, ocнoвaннaя нa двуx oмoнимax cross нe в дуxe, cepдитый и cross пepeкpeщивaющийcя] Well, you'd better go in. He's waiting for you. And let me tell you he's as cross as two sticks. He's got indigestion again (P. G. Wodehouse)

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