Definition of get up someone's nose in English:

get up someone's nose


  • Irritate or annoy someone.

    ‘I bet it really gets up your nose that I've been so successful’
    • ‘While he may get up your nose and you can disregard him as much as you want his achievements cannot be taken lightly.’
    • ‘As recent events have demonstrated, the most effective cartoons get up your nose.’
    • ‘This affront by the English of thinking they are the FA has been getting up my nose for ages.’
    • ‘What I will say though is that the drama queens who try to make out that they are the victims, despite being not even remotely involved, are really getting up my nose.’
    • ‘Anyway, the ‘support’ argument really gets up my nose.’
    • ‘Smokers are welcome, which again, given the size of the place, might get up your nose if you don't indulge.’
    • ‘Someone had got up his nose by suggesting all wars are started by capitalism.’
    • ‘But it is Mr White's next remark that gets up my nose.’
    • ‘It gets up your nose when you see other towns like Preston and Blackburn getting more money than us.’
    • ‘I don't know about anyone else but that accent really gets up my nose.’
    annoy, aggravate, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense, rile, infuriate, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, try someone's patience, make someone's hackles rise
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