One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘each one had some irritating habit that drove him up the wall’
enrage, incense, anger, infuriate, madden, inflame, antagonize, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, peeve
annoy, irritate, exasperate, irk, vex, put out, provoke, pique, gall, displease
informal drive crazy, drive mad, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage
aggravate, get someone, needle, bug, nettle, rile, miff, hack off
British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
North American informal tee off, tick off, burn up, gravel
vulgar slang piss off
dated, informal give someone the pip
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