brass off(redirected from brassed them 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.
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.