get a rise out of (one)

(redirected from to 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.
See also: get, of, out, rise
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get a rise out of

Elicit an angry or irritated reaction, as in His teasing always got a rise out of her. This expression alludes to the angler's dropping a fly in a likely spot in the hope that a fish will rise to this bait.
See also: get, of, out, rise
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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, someone
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get (or take) a rise out of

provoke an angry or irritated response from someone, especially by teasing them. informal
See also: get, of, out, rise
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

get a rise out of someone, to

To provoke to action or to anger. This term probably comes from fishing, in which the angler drops a fly in a likely spot and lets it float, hoping that the fish will rise to the bait. It was transferred to figurative use—that is, getting someone to lose his or her temper—early in the nineteenth century. Thackeray wrote, “Oh, but it was a rare rise we got out of them chaps” (Catherine, 1840).
See also: get, of, out, rise, to
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
See also: