One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it really got up my nose, and it occured to me to wonder why it was so annoying’
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
peeve, needle, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, bug, get someone, miff, hack off
British wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
North American tick off
vulgar slang piss off
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