rub (someone) up the wrong way

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Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rub%20%28someone%29%20up%20the%20wrong%20way. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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