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chippy
 adj.— «Because the current relationship the board has with the top politician running the Ministry of Education—the hand that feeds—has, shall we say, been somewhat chippy of late.» —“Special-ed spending spree bites hand that feeds system” by Christian Aagaard Kitchener-Waterloo Record (Ontario, Can.) Aug. 25, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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