push one's buttons

idiom

informal
: to do or say something just to make someone angry or upset
Don't pay any attention to her. She's just trying to push your buttons.
Even though they're both adults now, Rita's brother still knows how to push her buttons.

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“Push one's buttons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20one%27s%20buttons. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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