brass off

brass off

To irritate or exasperate. A noun can be used between "brass" and "off" or after "off." Let's leave John alone for now—I think we brassed him off a bit with our criticism.
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brass someone off

Sl. to make someone angry. (Primarily military. As angry as the "brass," or officers, might get about something.) You really brass me off. The private brassed off the sergeant.
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Surely no Villa fans would have logged on and stirred it just to brass off Steve Bruce and the St Andrew's suits, would they?