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rub someone the wrong wayTo bother, disturb, irritate, or annoy.Rate it:

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rub somebody the wrong wayTo bother, disturb, irritate, or annoy.Rate it:

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rub the wrong wayTo annoy someone without intending to.Rate it:

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rub up the wrong wayTo annoy or anger someoneRate it:

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in the wrong place at the wrong timeDescribing actions or activities that the speaker considers inappropriate, misdirected, or unlikely to yield good results.Rate it:

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in the wrong place at the wrong timeAt a location where something bad is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence.Rate it:

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wrong place at the wrong timeNoun form of in the wrong place at the wrong time.Rate it:

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go down the wrong wayTo swallow food or drink so that it goes down the wrong tube in one's throat and makes one cough or for a short period lose one's breath or choke.Rate it:

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rub salt in someone's woundsTo make a painful situation even worse (even with the best of intentions).Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch something with one's body.Rate it:

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rub outTo kill.Rate it:

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rub outBy rubbing.Rate it:

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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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rub downto rub, e.g. for cleaning, stripping paint or massageRate it:

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rub elbowsTo associate closely; to socialize, consort, or mingle.Rate it:

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rub inTo apply by rubbing.Rate it:

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rub inTo irritatingly make a point.Rate it:

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rub it inTo add insult to injury; to emphasize one's strengths or another's weaknesses in a manner that degrades another.Rate it:

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rub offTo cause to come off by rubbingRate it:

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rub offTo clean by rubbing.Rate it:

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rub offto be transferred with little or no effortRate it:

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rub off onTo adapt to a way of behaving after constant exposure to it.Rate it:

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rub outdelete, eraseRate it:

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rub salt in the woundTo make an injury feel worse.Rate it:

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rub shouldersTo associate closely; to socialize or mingle.Rate it:

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rub up againstTo touch another person with one's body in a sexually stimulating manner.Rate it:

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rub up againstOf pets. To touch a person's body in a friendly manner, seeking attention.Rate it:

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put a foot wrongTo make a mistake.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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bark up the wrong treeTo attempt or pursue the wrong thing; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong treeA judgement call and assertion to another that he has miscalculated the reality of a situation.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong tree!Picking the wrong person, the most unlikely person, to do, listen, or accept something.Rate it:

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barking-up the wrong tree:{Coon Hunters Remark:} Coon Dogs Chase Raccoon up Trees. They Bark at the Tree so Hunter Can 'Shoot' Coon out of the Tree:Rate it:

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down the wrong alleyWe're not thinking Alike, We're not on the same page;Rate it:

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get out of bed on the wrong sideTo start the day in a bad mood for no apparent reason.Rate it:

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get up on the wrong side of the bedTo feel irritable; to be in a bad mood; to have a bad day from the start, for no particular reason.Rate it:

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go wrongTo fail or go amiss; to have a bad outcome.Rate it:

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go wrongTo malfunction.Rate it:

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go wrongto become depravedRate it:

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start off on the wrong footTo begin badly; especially, to begin a relationship badly.Rate it:

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wake up on the wrong side of bedTo feel grumpy, irritable; to be easily annoyed.Rate it:

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wrong side of the tracks. May refer to area where the working class, poor or extremely poor live.Rate it:

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look the other wayTo ignore something wrong. Similar to connive.Rate it:

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no wayIn no way; nowise.Rate it:

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way out of a paper bagA minimal level of competence or effectiveness, as used in phrases where one is unable to perform such.Rate it:

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go the way of the dinosaursTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go off the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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under wayIn operation, in progress, commenced.Rate it:

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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything [1], page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption [2], ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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any way one slices itFrom any perspective; in every case.Rate it:

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