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red rag

noun
1.
something that arouses anger; a provocation; red flag:
A mere mention of the incident is a red rag to him.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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red rag

noun
1.
a provocation; something that infuriates
Word Origin
so called because red objects supposedly infuriate bulls
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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