One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Anger or irritate someone.‘put the pressure on him—rattle his cage’
anger, annoy, antagonize, provoke, vex, irritate, offendView synonyms
- ‘If you don't want my opinion, don't rattle my cage.’
- ‘If I'm missing the point - please rattle my cage.’
- ‘It's almost like you're getting some sort of cheap thrill by rattling my cage.’
- ‘I should like to ask Tom Lubbock: who rattled your cage?’
- ‘They will have to work harder to rattle his cage.’
- ‘What's the matter, atheist, is my religion rattling your cage?’
- ‘That boy just seems to love rattling your cage.’
- ‘It appears to have rattled my cage significantly.’
- ‘The Democrats lost the mid-term elections because the Greens did not rattle their cage.’
- ‘As The Jackhammer rattled my cage with uppercuts and hooks to the temple, I defended myself, but only made a nominal effort to punch back.’
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