get under someone's skin

Definition of get under someone's skin

informal

  1. 1 :  to irritate or upset someone His constant boasting was beginning to get under my skin.

  2. 2 :  to affect someone positively even though he or she does not want or expect to be affected that way :  grow to like something I used to hate the city, but after a while it kind of got under my skin. The actress accepted the role because the character really got under her skin.

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

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

skinplay
  1. :  the integument of an animal (as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

    :  a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

    :  the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. :  to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (as the skin or rind) of

    :  to strip or peel off

    :  to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. :  devoted to showing nudes


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