English version

like a red rag to a bull

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlike a red rag to a bulllike a red rag to a bullBritish English (also like waving a red flag in front of a bull American English)ANGRYUPSET very likely to make someone angry or upset Just mentioning his ex-wife’s name was like a red rag to a bull. red
Examples from the Corpus
like a red rag to a bullNaturally this was like a red rag to a bull and I refused to even consider such a course of action.
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