rub someone up the wrong way

rub someone up the wrong way
rub

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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 annoyedsynonym
Main entry: rub

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

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  • 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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