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Related to crotchety: counterproductive, cagey, snide
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He used to be a very crotchety mover, but he's as free as a bird now."
Your body will feel no different, it won't function any better and you will get bored and crotchety, and bore people with telling them how bored and crotchety you are.
"Almost every stereotype we associate with being elderly is something negative,' she said, 'from being 'crotchety' and unwilling to change to being forgetful."
Holloway is a middle-aged, crotchety man with a big heart, though he seldom shows it.
If he's anything like me, he'll be a crotchety old grump until he's had a coffee, a bowl of Cheerios and a good old swear at the telly whenever Daybreak presenter Adrian Chiles appears.
"When I had the chance to play Scrooge I jumped at the opportunity - he's such a crotchety old git!" he laughs.
whatever works (12a) Cast: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson Plot: Writer/director Woody Allen casts another version of himself, this time getting Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David as crotchety, sarcastic Boris, a genius physicist who is forever telling everyone that he nearly won a Nobel Prize.
One would think such pampering would be a utter delight, even for crotchety and cantankerous birds such as the pelican - but no good deed goes unpunished.
Crotchety Foster and retired cop Jerry are Wayne's partners and accomplices; Victoria is his wise and God-fearing neighbor with the "rare ability to turn every word she spoke into music"; and Tatanya is his new damaged love who drives her ex's Ferrari for spite.
"They're usually dour and crotchety. I tend to look forward to the opportunities that present themselves."
Having read Richard Dawkins's book, The God Delusion, I suspect atheists are not as secure in their beliefs as they at first appear, which is why they become so crotchety when someone has the audacity to disagree with them.
What makes Snow's story unique is its magical introduction to "switching" and the crotchety fairy grandmother who teaches Claire about her ability.