get someone's goat
Origin uncertain; it has been suggested that the term may be derived from French prendre la chèvre (literally “to take the goat”), or refer to the stealing of a goat mascot from a military unit, etc.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɡɛt ˈsʌmwʌnz ˈɡəʊt/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌɡɛt ˈsʌmwʌnz ˈɡoʊt/
- Hyphenation: get some‧one's goat
get someone's goat (third-person singular simple present gets someone's goat, present participle getting someone's got, simple past got someone's goat, past participle got someone's goat or (North American and regional Britain) gotten someone's goat)
- (informal) To annoy or infuriate someone.