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The meaning of "wind someone up"

" Wind someone up "
Deliberately draw attention to something with the intention of causing trouble.
There was no need to point out that the girl who dumped him was in the next room. That was only going to wind him up.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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