rub the wrong way
Irritate, annoy, as in His remarks about welfare rubbed a great many people the wrong way. This idiom alludes to rubbing an animal's fur in the wrong direction. [Mid-1800s] Also see ruffle someone's feathers.
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It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.