put someone's back up


: to offend or annoy someone : to make someone angry or ready to argue
I don't want to question his decision because that will just put his back up.

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“Put someone's back up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20someone%27s%20back%20up. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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