rub up the wrong way


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to rub up the wrong way: work one's fingers to the bone

rub somebody up the wrong way

  (British & Australian) also rub somebody the wrong way (American)
to annoy someone without intending to It's not her fault - she just rubs me up the wrong way. Whenever they meet, they always manage to rub each other the wrong way.
See also: rub, up, way, wrong