get one's back up

{v. phr.}, {informal} To become or make angry or stubborn. * /Fred got his back up when I said he was wrong./ * /Our criticisms of his actions just got his hack up./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • get one's back up — idi inf get one s back up, to become annoyed; take offense …   From formal English to slang

  • get one's back up — phrasal : to get one s hackles up : make one angry, irritated, or annoyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • get one's back up — {v. phr.}, {informal} To become or make angry or stubborn. * /Fred got his back up when I said he was wrong./ * /Our criticisms of his actions just got his hack up./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get\ one's\ back\ up — v. phr. informal To become or make angry or stubborn. Fred got his back up when I said he was wrong. Our criticisms of his actions just got his hack up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get one's back up — verb To become angry, defensive, or irritable …   Wiktionary

  • to get one's back up — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to get one's back up — be steadfast about, be stubborn about …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Get Your Own Back — Infobox Television show name = Get Your Own Back caption = format = Children s Game Show picture format = 4:3 (1991 2000) 16:9 (2001 2003) runtime = 30 minutes creator = Brian Marshall starring = Dave Benson Phillips (All Series) Lisa Brockwell… …   Wikipedia

  • get one's own back — ► get one s own back informal have one s revenge. Main Entry: ↑get …   English terms dictionary

  • get your own back (on somebody) — get your ˈown back (on sb) idiom (informal) to do sth to sb in return for harm they have done to you; to get ↑revenge • I ll get my own back on him one day, I swear! Main entry: ↑ownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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