get someone's goat

get someone's goat
get someone's goat informal irritate someone.
Main Entry: goat

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  • get someone's goat — (informal) To annoy or rile someone • • • Main Entry: ↑goat * * * get someone’s goat informal phrase to annoy someone It really gets my goat – the way she keeps interrupting all the time. Thesaurus: to make someone angry or annoyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • get someone's goat — idi +inf get someone s goat, Informal. to anger, annoy, or frustrate a person …   From formal English to slang

  • get someone’s goat — tv. to irritate someone. □ Don’t let Mary get your goat. She’s just irritable today. □ Everybody seems to be getting my goat today …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • get someone's goat — informal irritate someone. → goat …   English new terms dictionary

  • get someone's goat — informal to annoy someone It really gets my goat – the way she keeps interrupting all the time …   English dictionary

  • get someone's goat — verb To annoy, infuriate, bother, or incense. It really gets my goat when inconsiderate people litter …   Wiktionary

  • get one's goat — annoy someone He has been getting my goat recently and I am tired of him …   Idioms and examples

  • get one's goat — Vrb phrs. To annoy someone …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • goat — O.E. gat she goat, from P.Gmc. *gaitaz (Cf. O.S. get, O.N. geit, Dan. gjed, M.Du. gheet, Du. geit, O.H.G. geiz, Ger. Geiß, Goth. gaits goat ), from PIE *ghaidos young goat, also p …   Etymology dictionary

  • goat — [ gout ] noun count * 1. ) an animal similar to a sheep but with longer legs and a thinner coat. The male goat is called a billy goat and the female is called a nanny goat. A young goat is called a kid. 2. ) INFORMAL an insulting word for an old… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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