get a rise out of somebody

get a rise out of (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 out of you. My brother knows that I'm both gullible and easy to irritate, so he loves getting a rise out of me.
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get a ˈrise out of somebody

make somebody react in an angry way by saying something that you know will annoy them, especially as a joke: Don’t take any notice of him — he’s just trying to get a rise out of you.She always got a rise out of him by copying his accent.
See also: get, of, out, rise, somebody