piss off

British and Australian English offensive!
This page is about the phrasal verb piss off.

Meaning: If someone pisses you off, they annoy you.

Synonym: annoy, tick off (American informal)

For example:

  • piss sb off Do you think Bob knows that he pisses people off when he gets drunk and starts singing really loudly?

  • piss off sb She pissed off just about everyone who was there when she started talking during the movie.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

You'll probably piss someone off if you

a. make them laugh

b. help them out

c. tell them they're wrong

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