brass off

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brass off

To irritate or exasperate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "brass" and "off." Let's leave John alone for now—I think we brassed him off a bit with our criticism.
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brassed off

Irritated, disgruntled, or exasperated. Primarily heard in UK. John's just a bit brassed off with us at the moment, so let's leave him alone.
See also: brass, off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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brassed (off)

mod. angry; disgusted. You look so brassed off at the world. Smile!
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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