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have a burr under one's saddle

Rur. to be irritated by something. Joe has a burr under his saddle because Jane's going out with Bill tonight. Mary must have a burr under her saddle. She's been snapping at me all day.
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a burr under (or in) your saddle

a persistent source of irritation. North American informal
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When the officers tried to stop and question Burr he stabbed them in the chest and stomach, it was alleged.
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The Directors of Burr and Burr PLC are pleased to announce the completion of a series of brand acquisitions for the Omega 3 health supplement sector.
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CONTACT: Walter Wolff of Burr Wolff, +1-713-986-5011, or wwolff@burrwolff.
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