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tee off American English

Meaning: to make someone angry, to annoy

For example:

  • He really teed his girlfriend off when he said he couldn't go out because he had to watch a football game on TV.

  • Ken teed me off when he said he couldn't pay back the money he owed me.

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Jenny was teed off because her husband came home late. She was
  1. pleased
  2. annoyed
  3. delighted

Discuss: tee off

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