suck a lemon

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Etymology[edit]

From the grimace one sometimes gets from tasting the tartness of a lemon's citric acid.

Verb[edit]

suck a lemon (third-person singular simple present sucks a lemon, present participle sucking a lemon, simple past and past participle sucked a lemon)

  1. (idiomatic, UK) To be in a sour or negative mood.
    I knew he must've woke up sucking a lemon when he didn't even say hello.