Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed

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To have a bad mood or temper, get grumpy

Etymology:

  • In ancient times, Romans believed that anything with left side had an evil and ominous effect.  It is noticing even the word “sinister” came from Latin word which means “left”. It was thought by the Romans that while getting out of bed; if you put left foot down first then it might bring a bad luck. 
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Father shouted at the kids to be careful of their mother as she got up on the wrong side of bed.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Get Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed':

get up on the wrong side of the bedTo feel irritable; to be in a bad mood; to have a bad day from the start, for no particular reason.
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