Ruffle Your Feathers

Today’s phrase is ruffle your feathers

Exaplanation: If you “ruffle someone’s feathers” (I love that words – ruffle – just sounds fun!), it means you’ve made them nervous, angry or upset.

Example: Dealing with Anne’s boyfriend always ruffled Caitlin’s feathers. She found him annoying, ignorant, and rude.

Origin: If a bird ruffles its feathers, it makes them stand out on its body, for example when cleaning itself or when it is frightened.