that burns me

that (really) burns me up

What just happened or was just said makes me really angry or irritated. A: "Kids have been spreading a lot of gossip about Kelly at school." B: "That that really burns me up. Kids can be so cruel sometimes." He said I hadn't been putting in as much effort as I could have, and that just burns me up, because I feel like I've been giving it my all lately.
See also: burn, that, up
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that (really) burns me (up)

Inf. That makes me very angry! Bob: Did you hear that interest rates are going back up? Mary: That really burns me up! Sue: Fred is telling everyone that you are the one who lost the party money. Mary: That burns me! It was John who had the money in the first place.
See also: burn, that
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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