get the needle

get the (dead) needle

To become particularly annoyed or vexed Primarily heard in UK. I got the needle after reading that unflattering portrait of my company in the newspaper.
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get the (dead) needle

become very annoyed. British informal
See also: get, needle
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I took the ball from Howard, pulled the needle from the valve, and placed it in my mouth, convinced that my spit would somehow get the needle into the ball and us back onto the court.
The physician must make sure the woman is free of vaginal infection at the time of the procedure and must know the way around the pelvis to get the needle where it's going without hitting anything vital.