Definition of brassed off in English:

brassed off


  • Exasperated.

    ‘I'm absolutely brassed off with all this talk about economic recovery’
    • ‘I know many union officials, and very moderate people at that, who are absolutely brassed off when the conditions they have negotiated are passed on to somebody else.’
    • ‘I got brassed off but then I realised that people were either moved or entertained by listening in and now I'm proud to have been associated with it.’
    • ‘Without warning, during his European tour, he jettisoned his horn section: an alternative case of being brassed off.’
    • ‘I've never seen so many people and luggage crammed onto one single deck bus, with at least six times as many people stood outside looking brassed off about not getting the bus.’
    • ‘But if those people are a bit brassed off about that, they should know they can lay the blame squarely and solely at the feet of the liquor industry.’
    • ‘And disgruntled consumers across the country will get the opportunity to vote for the one that brasses them off most of all over the course of the ten part series.’
    • ‘Watching this film, you will feel more than a little brassed off at the ruthless decision of the British Government to continue closing the mines.’
    • ‘Or had the demon perhaps been part of some larger endeavor, with unseen others now brassed off at him for interfering with something he hadn't even known about?’
    • ‘He has not offended anybody and he has not brassed off any of his colleagues.’
    • ‘If I were a member of the public, I would be really brassed off about all these promises of a new library without it ever becoming a reality.’
    • ‘Zora, however, looked incredibly brassed off.’
    • ‘But what also brasses me off is that these grants should be used for tangible assets like buildings, computers, furniture and the like - not intangible things like applications for accreditation or reports.’
    • ‘The South Americans must be getting a bit brassed off by this.’
    • ‘I hope he understands just how incredibly brassed off I am at him for having done it.’
    • ‘What brasses me off is that a son of one of these refugees now wants to deny other refugees the sanctuary that was extended to his father.’
    • ‘As someone with a multitude of bad habits, though, I'm brassed off.’
    • ‘She was so brassed off with Pat's backchat that she said I was to put my side of the story - the RIGHT SIDE!’
    annoyed, irritated, angry, irate, furious, incensed, inflamed, enraged, infuriated, maddened, fuming, wrathful, choleric, exasperated, piqued, irked, nettled, ill-humoured, hot-tempered, testy, cross, in a bad mood, in a temper, in high dudgeon, huffy, in a huff, put out, fed up, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, frustrated, resentful
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