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Ruffle your feathers


Agitate, irritate. ‘Ruffle’ portrays having one’s clothes messed with, so the phrase means someone or something has irritated one. (Compare to Miffed, Out of sorts or Set one’s teeth on edge.) {see 50 Levels of Anger video}

“Don’t let your feathers get ruffled by my confession that I’m a vegeatrian.”

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