Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 09, 2001
In Reply to: Bear with a sore head posted by larry on August 08, 2001
: Try as I might, I can't seem to find the origins of this particular phrase. Grateful for any help, thanks.
Lots of bear idioms, probably American south or west.
a bear garden / like a bear garden
as gruff as a bear
slick as bear grease
cranky as bear with a sore paw
loaded for bear
have a bear by the tail
hungry as a bear