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get one's dander up

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To lose one's temper or to become aroused to some form of action: “The boxer finally got his dander up and went after his opponent with a vengeance.”

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Slang definitions & phrases for get one's dander up

get one's dander up

verb phrase
  1. To cause anger; infuriate; PISS someone OFF: That law gets my dander up
  2. To become angry; BLOW one's TOP: They got their dander up and decided to fight the case in court

[dander 1831+; Irish 1834+; origin of dander form unknown; the form rise my dandee up is found in a nautical context in 1839 and is probably related]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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