pissed off


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piss off

1. rude slang To greatly anger or irritate someone. I think I might start cycling to work in the morning—this traffic really pisses me off! I think I pissed off Janet with my comment earlier.
2. rude slang To depart from somewhere quickly or abruptly. Often used as an imperative. Why don't you just piss off if you're not going to help us? I didn't know anyone at the party, so I pissed off around 11.
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pissed off

Very disgruntled, angry, or outraged. John was so pissed off when he found out that someone else had been given the promotion instead of him. There's no point in getting pissed off over a bad grade on your exam. Just study harder next time!
See also: off, pissed

pissed off

annoyed; irritated.
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pissed off

verb
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pissed off

Furious, very irritated. This rude slangy expression dates from the mid-1900s and probably originated during World War II. Norman Mailer used it in his war novel, The Naked and the Dead (1948), “I bet you even look pissed off when you’re with your wife.”
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You're pissed off come the "You want to get back to winning ways, get back to the habit of winning, you just follow the training plan, back in on a Tuesday night, push it on a bit, acknowledge that you need to get up to that pace Cork and Clare showed us that we needed to get to.
The theory grew over the weekend that, having pissed off Gordon Brown, Mr Darling, having suffered a distinctly Geoffrey Howe moment, will soon be calling the removal men into 11 Downing Street.
Emily Stowe (1831-1903), Canada's first practising female doctor, pissed off a whole ton of people.
Sometimes I get pissed off when kids come talk to me, asking me about my skateboard wheels or whatever else.
To aid you on your journey, Beatty has conveniently divided the anthology's bountiful fare into three sections: "Pissed Off to the Highest Degree of Pissitivity," "Nothin' Serious (Just Buggin')," and "Black Absurdity?' The reader gets to choose the level of funny.
As Parker explains in the intro: "I made most of these drawings because of being pissed off at the time, or frankly, to stuff it to some irksome roadblock person on the way to making my films, or to rant at the ever-present hypocrisy, pretension and deceit."
She got pissed off and started yelling at them." Is it ironic that Ledger impregnated Williams shortly after filming wrapped?
They always look miserable and always seem to be pissed off. I say let's start backing real Irish music like Thin Lizzy, U2, The Cranberries, The Corrs, Damien Rice and Sinead O'Connor and stick the wannabes in a pub singing covers where they belong.
Organizations like People for the American Way, MoveOn, and the League of Pissed Off Voters are undertaking independent investigations to establish whether or not anything resembling voter fraud occurred last November.
Recently enlisted by the voter education group Punkvoter, he railed very effectively against Urban Outfitters for selling an apparently antivoting T-shirt that read "Voting Is for Old People." The shirt also pissed off both the director and student chairman of the Harvard Institute for Politics and several members of Congress, who complained that it promoted apathy to a demographic group that tends to avoid the voting booth.
"Nobody in the world has ever been more pissed off than me," Carol Rama said in an interview six years before she won the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 2003 Venice Biennale.
As far as I know, the word "piss" is the only one you'll hear on commercial television with any regularity, and only when it's used as "pissed off." See, we don't mind anger in this country.
"There are frequent suicide attempts, and once a kid got pissed off and came at me with a chair.
People always get pissed off when I blast the Kennedy women, but they should thank me for the hypocrisies that I point out.
Pissed off is what many White House reporters were before Gergen rode to the rescue in late spring with enough political savvy and ego balm to begin turning things around.