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Meaning: to annoy or upset someone

For example:

  • I'm usually a pretty calm person, but when someone tries to push into a queue, it really gets me. I tell them to go to the back of the line.

  • When one of her workers makes the same mistake again and again, it really gets to her. She gets mad and tells them off.

Quick Quiz:

The thing that gets to Kathy more than anything is when her staff don't tell her the truth about something. It really
  1. pleases her
  2. makes her angry
  3. gets her excited

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