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The meaning of "a chip on your shoulder"

" A chip on your shoulder "
Meaning:
A sense of inferiority characterized by a quickness to take offence.
Example:
He’s the only cabinet minister that didn’t go to Eton and it’s given him a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
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