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    'get you up your toes'

    Hello,

    Is there an expression 'get you up your toes'? I could not find it.
    But I hear it in this video on Business English. It is between 39 and 40 minutes. I also see it typed on the screen - "got you up your toes" and then the teacher asks "Has somebody ever got you up your toes?" and he explains that it means "extremely angry".
    Is it a slang? Then he gives another expression to mean 'make you angry' such as 'driving up the wall'. I have heard this expression.

    Thank you
    Last edited by Olympian; 20-Nov-2011 at 18:22. Reason: changed idiom/saying -> expression

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    Re: 'get you up your toes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    Hello,

    Is there an expression 'get you up your toes'? I could not find it.
    But I hear it in this video on Business English. It is between 39 and 40 minutes. I also see it typed on the screen - "got you up your toes" and then the teacher asks "Has somebody ever got you up your toes?" and he explains that it means "extremely angry".
    Is it a slang? Then he gives another expression to mean 'make you angry' such as 'driving up the wall'. I have heard this expression.

    Thank you
    I've never come across "get you up on your toes" to mean "make you angry".

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    Re: 'get you up your toes'

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    I can't say that I've ever heard this before either, Olympian.
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 20-Nov-2011 at 19:58. Reason: Bumped by bhaisahab

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    Re: 'get you up your toes'

    Side note: There is "keep you on your toes," which means that you need to be very alert and ready to react,
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 'get you up your toes'

    @bhaisahab, SlickVic, and Barb_D, thanks for your response.

    @Barb_D, I am familiar with the expression 'to keep you on your toes'. I need to be on my toes when listening to such classes as the one mentioned in my post.

    And, I should have used the word 'trainer' instead of 'teacher' in my post. In their other video, the person introduces himself as a 'trainer'.

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