cross (one's) bows

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cross (one's) bows

To annoy or irritate. Boy, you are really crossing my bows today. Why can't you just do what I ask without arguing about it?
See also: bow, cross
References in classic literature ?
That much I saw as his hansom crossed our bows, because I could not help seeing it, but I should not have given the incident a second thought if it had not been for his extraordinary effect upon Raffles.