Posted by ESC on June 21, 2005
In Reply to: Tell someone something, that he does not like posted by nasta 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.