get a rise out of

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get a rise out of

  1. (chiefly US, transitive, idiomatic) To obtain a reaction from someone, especially one of annoyance.
    • 2007 Sep. 26 , Joe Klein, "Inflating a Little Man," Time:
      Ahmadinejad is no simpleton. . . . His Holocaust denial is a flagrant ploy—the easiest way to get a rise out of the Jewish community.

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  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.