get a rise out of

get a rise out of somebody

to succeed in annoying someone Ignore him - he's just trying to get a rise out of you.
See also: get, of, out, rise

get a rise out of

Elicit an angry or irritated reaction, as in His teasing always got a rise out of her. This expression alludes to the angler's dropping a fly in a likely spot in the hope that a fish will rise to this bait.
See also: get, of, out, rise