yank chain



yank someone's chain

Sl. to harass someone; to give someone a hard time. (As if one were a dog wearing a choker collar, on a leash.) Stop yanking my chain! Do you really think you can just yank my chain whenever you want?
See also: chain, yank

yank somebody's chain

also pull somebody's chain
to upset someone She knows that playing that music really yanks my chain.
Related vocabulary: push somebody's buttons
See also: chain, yank

Common Names:

NameGenderPronouncedUsage
Agostina-Italian
Brynmor-Welsh
Dove-English
Julia['dʒu:ljə]
Nadine[nei'di:n]
Emmanuhel-Biblical Latin