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Make someone angry or depressed.
- ‘But while the seeded status accorded Alex McLeish's men should make this monumental tie easier to swallow, it could still give them the pip.’
- ‘If somebody's giving you the pip - and that possibility's high - view them as yet another interesting deviation from the norm.’
- ‘Professionals who wrap themselves in national colours following success (usually only when someone throws it in their direction) gives me the pip.’
- ‘If this gives you the pip, think before you nip about the wisdom of people in glass houses not throwing stones.’
- ‘Stories like this one from AP really give me the pip.’
- ‘Even tongue-in-cheek advice books, such as Camilla Morton's How To Walk In High Heels, give me the pip.’
- ‘I DON'T know about you, but the row over a Blackburn trader being, in effect, told by visiting French stallholders what he could and couldn't sell on a continental market in his own town fairly gave me the pip.’
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