get someone's goat

Definition of get someone's goat

informal

  1. :  to upset or irritate someone The way she's always correcting other people really gets my goat!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

goatplay
  1. :  any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair

    :  one (Capra hircus) long domesticated for its milk, wool, and flesh

    :  capricorn


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