get one's Irish up
Irish I*rish", n. sing. & pl. 1. pl. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants. [1913 Webster]

2. The language of the Irish; also called {Irish Gaelic} or the {Hiberno-Celtic}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. An old game resembling backgammon. [1913 Webster]

{get one's Irish up} to become angry. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • get\ one's\ Irish\ up — • get one s dander up • get one s Irish up v. phr. To become or make angry. The boy got his dander up because he couldn t go to the store. The children get the teacher s dander up when they make a lot of noise. Compare: blow a fuse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get one's Irish up — idi inf get one s Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged …   From formal English to slang

  • get one's Irish up — cause one to become angry if someone tries to make me do something I don t want to do, it gets my Irish up …   Useful english dictionary

  • Get one's Irish up — become angry …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • get one's irish up — Australian Slang become angry …   English dialects glossary

  • get\ one's\ dander\ up — • get one s dander up • get one s Irish up v. phr. To become or make angry. The boy got his dander up because he couldn t go to the store. The children get the teacher s dander up when they make a lot of noise. Compare: blow a fuse …   Словарь американских идиом

  • get one's dander up — or[get one s Irish up] {v. phr.} To become or make angry. * /The boy got his dander up because he couldn t go to the store./ * /The children get the teacher s dander up when they make a lot of noise./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get one's dander up — or[get one s Irish up] {v. phr.} To become or make angry. * /The boy got his dander up because he couldn t go to the store./ * /The children get the teacher s dander up when they make a lot of noise./ Compare: BLOW A FUSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Irish — or get one s Irish up [ī′rish] adj. [ME < OE Īrisc < Īras, the Irish < OIr Eriu, Ireland > EIRE] of Ireland or its people, language, or culture n. 1. the Celtic language spoken in Ireland 2. the English dialect spoken in Ireland 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Irish — I*rish , n. sing. & pl. 1. pl. The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the Irish; also called {Irish Gaelic} or the {Hiberno Celtic}. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. An old… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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