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    "Sting someone"

    I was reading Matilda and couldnt understand this sentence:
    " A particularly poisonous little girl might sting me into saying, 'Fiona has the same glacial beauty as an iceberg but she has absolutely
    nothing below the surface.' "
    What do you mean by sting me into saying?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Jan-2014 at 09:06. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: "Sting someone"

    '...provoke me into saying...'

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