rub (someone) up the wrong way


British, informal
: to cause (someone) to be angry or annoyed : to irritate
She meant to be helpful but her suggestion really rubbed me up the wrong way.

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“Rub (someone) up the wrong way.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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