red rag

noun

Definition of red rag

: something that incites to anger or vexation the jibe was a red rag goading him to violence

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History and Etymology for red rag

so called from the tradition that a red rag incites a bull to rage

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“Red rag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20rag. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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