What is the origin of chip on your shoulder?
The phrase 'a chip on one's shoulder' is reported as originating with the nineteenth century U.S. practice of spoiling for a fight by carrying a chip of wood on one's shoulder, daring others to knock it off. ... This relates to working practices in the British Royal Dockyards in the 18th century.
Join Alexa Answers
Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the worldLEARN MORE