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rub the wrong way

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1 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • Those customers really rubbed their server the wrong way.

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2 to make angry
  • The whole situation just rubbed him the wrong way and he began to shout.

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“Rub the wrong way.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rub%20the%20wrong%20way. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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