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Bear with a sore head

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

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