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He/She rubs me the wrong way

2019.06.13

Meaning:

‘to rub someone the wrong way’ means ‘to irritate someone’ (イライラする). Imagine I touch your hair. If I touch it the ‘right’ way, then your hair will lie flat, and you will feel comfortable and loved! If I rub it the ‘wrong’ way, then your hair will stand up, and you will feel irritated. So if I say ‘He rubs me the wrong way’, it means ‘He irritates me’.

Example:

A: Ugh. I really don’t like that guy…
B: Why not?
A: He just rubs me the wrong way. He looks like he’s laughing at me.

A: You are really rubbing me the wrong way today! Please just leave me alone.
B: Sorry, sorry! Ok, you’re in a bad mood. I’ll go away.

Talking Point(s):

What do you do when someone rubs you the wrong way?

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