get someone's goat

Definition of get someone's goat

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

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

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

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

goat play
  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

  2. : capricorn

  3. : a licentious man : lecher


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