rub someone up the wrong way

rub someone up the wrong way
Rub someone up the wrong way
If you annoy or irritate someone when you didn't mean to, you rub them up the wrong way.

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  • rub someone up the wrong way — rub (someone) up the wrong way British & Australian, American to annoy someone without intending to. It s not her fault she just rubs me up the wrong way. Whenever they meet, they always manage to rub each other the wrong way …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub someone up the wrong way — (Brit.).See annoy. → rub * * * rub someone up the wrong way informal phrase to do or say things that annoy someone Laura has a habit of rubbing people up the wrong way. Thesaurus: to make someone angry or annoyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub someone (or Brit. rub someone up) the wrong way — anger or irritate someone. → rub …   English new terms dictionary

  • rub someone up the wrong way —    If you annoy or irritate someone when you didn t mean to, you rub them up the wrong way.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Rub someone up the wrong way —   If you annoy or irritate someone when you didn t mean to, you rub them up the wrong way …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • rub someone up the wrong way — informal to do or say things that annoy someone Laura has a habit of rubbing people up the wrong way …   English dictionary

  • rub someone the wrong way — rub someone (or Brit. rub someone up) the wrong way irritate or repel someone as by stroking a cat against the lie of its fur * * * rub (someone) the wrong way (US) (or Brit rub (someone) up the wrong way) informal : to cause (someone) to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub up the wrong way — rub (someone) up the wrong way British & Australian, American to annoy someone without intending to. It s not her fault she just rubs me up the wrong way. Whenever they meet, they always manage to rub each other the wrong way …   New idioms dictionary

  • rub the wrong way — phrasal : to arouse the antagonism, antipathy, or displeasure of : irritate a knack of understanding my fellow creatures … and not being rubbed the wrong way by their faults Max Beerbohm * * * rub (someone) the wrong way (US) (or Brit rub… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub someone the wrong way — Regina s roommates rub her boyfriend the wrong way Syn: irritate, annoy, irk, vex, provoke, displease, exasperate, infuriate, get on someone s nerves, put out, pique, upset, nettle, ruffle someone s feathers, make someone s hackles rise, try… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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