I guess if I had a woman like you I wouldn't be such a sorehead.
"Don't be a sorehead, Bill, just because you lost," put in Fatty Hendry.
We say that "knocking" is a sign of the "sorehead" and we sublimate criticism by saying that "every knock is a boost."
"I know one 'sorehead,'" remarked Ray with a grimace as he felt of his wound.
sorehead: A politician who has reached for something that was not his, and missed.
As for Rucker, who's waitin' on the table an' packin' in viands from the kitchen, he takes it as sullen as a sorehead dog.
It took the sorehead feeling of wronged genius out of me for good and all.
Obviously he was a sorehead—had some kind of grudge against Stet.
And my Jimmie is going to work to get himself promoted and quit being a sorehead at his steady hours and all.
The Bug don't waste no time lookin' for holds, but casyooally, yet no less s'fficiently, snags onto sorehead.
An irritable person; a constant complainer; a grouch (1848+)