Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 21, 2005
In Reply to: Tell someone something, that he does not like posted by ESC on June 21, 2005
: : Please help to find an idiom with the following meaning: when you knowingly do\tell someone something, that he does not like. For example strike a cat against its fur (everybody knows that cats don't like it)
: "Be the bearer of bad news."
: But do you mean who tells bad news or says something for sport, to annoy the listener? I had a coworker who recently said, "I gigged her." (As in frog gigging.) She meant she deliberately said something to "get the other person's goat." Another idiom.
Never heard that in Brooklyn
I give up.