not be a happy camper


not be a happy camper
(not) be a happy camper British & American, humorous, British, humorous to be annoyed about a situation.

Her computer crashed an hour ago and she's lost a morning's work - she's not a happy camper.


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  • not a happy camper — not a ˌhappy ˈbunny idiom (BrE) (NAmE not a ˌhappy ˈcamper) (informal) not pleased about a situation • She wasn t a happy bunny at all …   Useful english dictionary

  • happy camper — Camper Camp er, n. 1. One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp, especially who sleeps in a wilderness for recreation. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who stays at a summer camp or day camp. [PJC] 3. A vehicle, such as a small truck, or a pickup… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • happy camper — noun : one who is content * * * Slang. a person who is cheerful and satisfied: There were no happy campers after the company was reorganized. * * * happy camper informal phrase someone who is happy or satisfied with a situation Thesaurus: people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • happy camper — n. a happy person. (Often in the negative.) □ Fred flunked algebra and he is not a happy camper. □ I am not a happy camper. I am tired, hungry, and I need a shower …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Happy camper — person who is very pleased (usually used with a negative): He was not a happy camper after he lost his licence …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • happy camper — Australian Slang person who is very pleased (usually used with a negative): He was not a happy camper after he lost his licence …   English dialects glossary

  • happy camper — /hæpi ˈkæmpə/ (say hapee kampuh) noun Colloquial (often with a negative) a person who is very pleased: he was not a happy camper after losing his wallet …   Australian English dictionary

  • be a happy camper — (not) be a happy camper British & American, humorous, British, humorous to be annoyed about a situation. Her computer crashed an hour ago and she s lost a morning s work she s not a happy camper …   New idioms dictionary

  • not a happy bunny — (informal) Not pleased or contented • • • Main Entry: ↑bunny * * * not a ˌhappy ˈbunny idiom (BrE) (NAmE not a ˌhappy ˈcamper) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Camper — Camp er, n. 1. One who lodges temporarily in a hut or camp, especially who sleeps in a wilderness for recreation. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who stays at a summer camp or day camp. [PJC] 3. A vehicle, such as a small truck, or a pickup truck with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English