get a rise out of someone

get a rise out of (one)

To prompt an annoyed, irritated, or angry reaction from someone; to provoke someone 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.
See also: get, of, out, rise

get a rise out of someone

If you get a rise out of someone, you succeed in annoying them by teasing or making fun of them. Note: The reference in these expressions is to a fish rising to the surface of the water to take the bait. Calm down. He's only trying to get a rise out of you. Once he decided that he wasn't going to get a rise out of me he didn't say a lot more.
See also: get, of, out, rise