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  1. Chicken Sandwich's Avatar
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    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.

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


  2. 5jj's Avatar
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    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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