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get the (dead) needle
To become particularly annoyed or vexed Primarily heard in UK. I got the needle after reading that unflattering portrait of my company in the newspaper.
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get the (dead) needle become very annoyed. British informal
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References in periodicals archive
TROUBLED Bruce Jones gets the needle
to show his love is more than skin deep.
Although Murray does not need his ego pricking, he still sometimes gets the needle
during acupuncture sessions with his physio Andy Ireland.
Tyga is a proud Maori from New Zealand's North Island and when it comes to keeping his heritage alive he really gets the needle
CALMING: Leah uses yoga to escape the stress of playing the dale's vet; DRAMA: Bad boy Scott gets the needle