One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Annoy or infuriate someone.
- ‘It's an important issue for us women, and for a man, any man, to feel uncomfortable about her discussing it hacks her off.’
- ‘I had no business bidding anyway and it's better I lost, but the winner, a woman with money who's cornered the memorabilia market, hacks me off all the same.’
- ‘If someone hacks me off now I have to tell them, because resentment leads to anxiety which leads to depression.’
- ‘The Government is hacked off that people are not very grateful.’
- ‘But really the only winners were the French and they were hacked off with the English weather, especially when they eventually reached Carlisle.’
- ‘Is it me or does it hack you off when some nobody scoots off with our claret jug?’
- ‘Okay, I'm a country gal and sometimes stuff hacks me off.’
- ‘Car culture per se puts my teeth on edge, but TV ads for cars tend to be part of the more visible opinion formation/reflection mechanism and hence hack me off.’
- ‘Casablanca is often called the finest Hollywood film of all time, which has always really hacked me off, I've never highly rated the thing.’
- ‘It's the smug exclamation mark that really hacks me off.’
- ‘When they did manage to win against us, they were so arrogant with their parading round the ground, it hacked us off.’
- ‘Well, there was a whole heap of hacks and they were hacked off for a whole heap of reasons.’
- ‘And for those of us who'd want a game to show some semblance of purity, perhaps a little self-restraint, at least a touch of professionalism, does this deepening morass hack you off?’
- ‘Congratulations - not only have you lost a regular customer, you've also hacked him off enough that he'll tell all his friends and colleagues not to use them.’
- ‘‘It's beginning to really hack me off,’ she confesses.’
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