get a rise from

get a rise from (one)

To prompt an annoyed, irritated, or angry reaction from one; to provoke one so that they will react negatively. Don't pay any attention to him, Bill, he's just trying to get a rise from you. My brother knows that I'm both gullible and easy to irritate, so he loves getting a rise from me.
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get a rise from someone

 and get a rise out of someone
Fig. to make someone react, usually angrily. Tease Joe about his girlfriend. That generally gets a rise from him. I pestered Mary for half the afternoon, but didn't get a rise out of her.
See also: get, rise
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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