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    #1

    RILED-UP WHAT IS IT

    I have been trying to get a fix on the expression
    RILED UP
    Is it an idiom, a phrasal verb, neither or both.
    There doesn't seem to be a consesus on it.
    I would catalogue it as a phrasal verb
    but I am not sure.
    What is it?
    I define the term as getting all muddled up and excited.
    (Apparently it has it's origin on roil).
    Awaiting your comments.


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    Re: RILED-UP WHAT IS IT

    I have been trying to get a fix on the expression
    RILED UP
    Is it an idiom, a phrasal verb, neither or both.
    The question is a bit unclear. Do you mean this to include the use of the verb rile, as in to rile sb up, or do you mean just the phrase precisely as you have presented it—riled upand nothing else? I ask because riled up is an adjective. There's little point in continuing until this is clear.

    Greg

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    Smile Re: RILED-UP WHAT IS IT

    I quote you Greg “The question is a bit unclear. Do you mean this to include the use of the verb rile, as in to rile sb up, or do you mean just the phrase precisely as you have presented it—riled upand nothing else? I ask because riled up is an adjective. There's little point in continuing until this is clear.”

    Thanks for your reply Greg
    Answering your question, I mean it precisely as presented RILED UP

    Hopefully the following examples will precise the matter.

    I'm all riled up

    Or He is getting all riled up

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