brass someone off

brass off

To irritate or exasperate. A noun or pronoun 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

tv. to make someone angry. (Primarily military. As angry as the “brass,” or officers, might get about something.) You really brass me off.
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