red rag

red rag
Something that will enrage another particular person.

Collins dictionaries has announced that the inclusion of 2,000 new words in its forthcoming new edition means that some of the dustier corners of its lexicon will have to be swept into the semantic dustbin. Farewell embranglement, recrement, fusby and numerous others. This will be a red rag to books bloggers everywhere.


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  • red rag — noun Etymology: so called from the tradition that a red rag incites a bull to rage : something that incites to anger or vexation the jibe was a red rag goading him to violence …   Useful english dictionary

  • red rag — something that arouses anger; a provocation; red flag: A mere mention of the incident is a red rag to him. [1690 1700] * * * …   Universalium

  • red rag — object that arouses immediate anger and opposition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • red-rag — …   Useful english dictionary

  • red rag to a bull — If something is a red rag to a bull, it is something that will inevitably make somebody angry or cross …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • red rag to a bull — noun Something that will enrage another particular person. Simply mentioning the word nationalism to him is like a red rag to a bull …   Wiktionary

  • red rag to a bull —    If something is a red rag to a bull, it is something that will inevitably make somebody angry or cross.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Red rag to a bull —   If something is a red rag to a bull, it is something that will inevitably make somebody angry or cross …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • red rag to a bull —  Source of exasperation …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • a red rag to a bull — (like) a red rag to a bull see red * * * a red rag to a bull see ↑red, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bull a red rag to a bull see ↑red, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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