A: Okay, I'll talk to you later, bye.
B: Carrie, are you okay? You seem a bit down.
A: I just got off the phone with my boyfriend. He is always getting upset and losing his temper over nothing. It's so hard to talk to him at times.
B: Maybe it's just that he's stressed out from working or something. He does have a pretty nerve-wracking job you know.
A: Yeah, but he's always in a really foul mood. I try to find out what's bothering him or get him to talk about his day, but he always shuts down and brushes me off.
B: Men are like that you know. They can feel nervous, anxious or on edge and the only way they can express it is by trying to hide it through aggressiveness.
A: I guess you're right. What do you think I should do? He wasn't always this grouchy, you know.
B: Talk to him. Try to cheer him up when he is down and if that doesn't work, I say get rid of him and get a new one.
A: You're something else, you know that?
You seem a bit down.
I'm feeling down.
I'm a bit down today.
get off the phone
Will you get off the phone? You've talked such a long time.
Sorry, I've got to get off the phone and get down to work.
You looked pretty upset just now.
Don't let such thing upset you.
He arrived an hour late and upset all our arrangements.
lose one's temper
She lost her temper with her son and shouted at him.
When we're tired or stressed out, home is always a shelter for us to have a rest.
have/has a foul temper
be in s foul mood
My boss has a foul temper.
She's in a foul mood.
If it bothers you, I can change.
brush sb off
When I tried to talk to her about it, she just brushed me off.
As the date gets closer, almost everybody's anxious and on edge.
If you're feeling on edge about what you need to do, don't let that stop you.
Grouchy people are always complaining for no reason.
get rid of
I try to get rid of my parents.
I couldn't stop thinking about her. I can't get rid of her.