rub the wrong way

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To annoy someone without intending to.
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When you reminded me of my idiosyncrasies, my shortcomings and bad habits, it hurt and rubbed me the wrong way!

Submitted by WerterBuch on September 08, 2015

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Rub the Wrong WayIrritating someone or annoying an individual; handling someone in an insensitive manner
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