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    what does the idiom "get your back up" mean

  2. ejin
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    Question what does get your back up mean

    what does the idiom get your back up mean


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    Re: idioms

    Not a teacher,

    get your back up:
    become upset, get mad,: Tim gets his back up when you criticize his work. Be careful.

    Source: Babylon dictionary.

  3. ejin
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    what does the idiom get your back up mean

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    Re: what does get your back up mean

    Quote Originally Posted by ejin View Post
    what does the idiom get your back up mean
    It means to annoy or to get on someone's nerves as in, 'he really gets my back up'.

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    Re: what does get your back up mean

    If someone "gets your back up" it basically means they are making you angry, just like when a dog gets angry it aches its back and the hairs on it's back stand up.

    Hope this helps


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    Re: what does get your back up mean

    if someone gets your back up....it means they annoy you....they irritates you.


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    People who post the same question more than once really get my back up

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