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    Hi,

    I heard the phrase "it pissed me up" couple of times with the same meaning as "it pissed me off", but I cannot find this idiom in any dictionary.

    Does this idiom exist? And if it does, is there any difference between the two idioms?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petr dvorak View Post
    Hi,

    I heard the phrase "it pissed me up" couple of times with the same meaning as "it pissed me off", but I cannot find this idiom in any dictionary.

    Does this idiom exist? And if it does, is there any difference between the two idioms?

    Thank you!

    Petr
    I doubt it. Where did you hear it?

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    In British English we use 'get/be pissed up' with the meaning 'get/be very drunk', but I haven't heard it used to mean 'pissed off'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In British English we use 'get/be pissed up' with the meaning 'get/be very drunk', but I haven't heard it used to mean 'pissed off'.
    Yes, and a "piss-up" is a party where lots of alcohol is drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I doubt it. Where did you hear it?
    Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, I am not sure anymore where did I hear it, but if it was from a native speaker then most likely from an American. When I google for some variations of this idiom, I get some results with the same meaning as "piss off so.", but there are just a few and it is not sure what they come from native speakers.

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    It really pisses me off when there are a lot of people drinking beer and I don't get any.


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    I've heard people tell others to go piss up a tree.

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    Hello Petr,

    I am an American and I've never heard that. If I did hear that it would sound awkward. In the US we say "I'm pissed." or "I'm pissed off." to day that we are angry. I believe that in England to be "pissed" can mean that you are drunk. In the US that expression hasn't caught on in terms of meaning that you are drunk.

    From my experience learning languages, if you can't find an expression on google it is not used very often.



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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I've heard people tell others to go piss up a tree.
    And you can piss your life away if you waste your talents.

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