Meaning of get the hump in English:

get the hump


informal British
  • Become annoyed or upset.

    • ‘she got the hump and ended up tipping a drink all over him’
    • ‘Everything was fine as long as you never got the hump.’
    • ‘To be honest, there was a time when I really got the hump with Spain.’
    • ‘Dozens of recently installed speed bumps in a Yorkshire suburb have been ripped out and replaced after council officials got the hump over their height.’
    • ‘I got the hump so I sabotaged the tyres of the head's car by putting tin tacks in to puncture them.’
    • ‘Debate has been raging about road safety, with people across London getting the hump.’
    • ‘I wish humans were more like that - my wife gets the hump and she won't talk to me for a week.’
    • ‘He or she got the hump because the ad didn't make it clear that the deal included an ‘additional, compulsory delivery charge’ of £39.99.’
    • ‘It seems whoever got the hump and complained believed the ad implied that the driver of the car had been texting while driving, and that this encouraged people to do likewise.’
    • ‘It is quite nice that people are getting the hump enough to write about it.’
    • ‘He said he did not mind her going up to see her parents and her children for days at a time, but she would get the hump when he stayed out down here for ‘more than two nights in succession.’’
    take offence, be offended, take exception, bridle, take something personally, be aggrieved, be affronted, take something amiss, be upset, be annoyed, be angry, be indignant, get one's hackles up, be put out, be insulted, be hurt, be wounded, be piqued, be resentful, be disgruntled, get into a huff, go into a huff, get huffy