push one's buttons

idiom

Definition of push one's buttons

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 7 Aug. 2020.

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