Daily English·Sore loser
Yes, that’s what everybody thought about it - except him! At first he was just a little bit dumb, but suddenly he shouted at all of us and said there was cheating taking place. He is such a sore loser, isn’t he?
Certainly he is. He really is a loser.
Oh, no that’s not what I mean. You didn’t notice the word Sore.
Oh, any different?
Yes. Sore means somebody is roused to anger.
You mean getting angry easily?
Ah, so sore loser describes not the fact that he lost the game, but that he is an easily-annoyed person.