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    Default Galling for someone

    Sadly, that wealth accrued entirely to investors in banks galling for taxpayers who had no desire to write a cheque to bank bondholders.
    What could "galling" mean here? I've consulted the Oxford Consice Dictionary and the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and they both have the following definition:

    gall 2 verb [ transitive ]

    to make someone feel upset and angry because of something that is unfair : It really galled him to see Anita doing so well now.

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    In this context, it doesn't really make sense. How can you be "galling for" someone? Can someone explain this?

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    Default Re: Galling for someone

    It galls me.
    It is galling me.
    It is galling for me.

    The word is used adjectivally in the third example above, and in your example

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