like a red rag to a bull


like a red rag to a bull
in a manner that attracts, causing uncontrollable attraction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • red rag to a bull — noun Something that will enrage another particular person. Simply mentioning the word nationalism to him is like a red rag to a bull …   Wiktionary

  • a red rag to a bull — (like) a red rag to a bull see red * * * a red rag to a bull see ↑red, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bull a red rag to a bull see ↑red, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) red rag to a bull — a red rag to a bull british phrase something that will make someone very angry Thesaurus: something that is annoyingsynonym Main entry: red * * * a red rag to a ˈbull idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • red — red1 W1S1 [red] adj comparative redder superlative reddest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(colour)¦ 2¦(hair)¦ 3¦(face)¦ 4¦(wine)¦ 5 like a red rag to a bull 6 roll out the red carpet/give somebody the red carpet treatment 7 not one red cent …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rag — [[t]ræ̱g[/t]] rags, ragging, ragged 1) N VAR A rag is a piece of old cloth which you can use to clean or wipe things. He was wiping his hands on an oily rag. ...a bundle of old rags... It looked like a piece of rag. 2) N PLURAL Rags are old torn… …   English dictionary

  • bull — [[t]b ʊl[/t]] bulls 1) N COUNT A bull is a male animal of the cow family. 2) N COUNT Some other male animals, including elephants and whales, are called bulls. Suddenly a massive bull elephant with huge tusks charged us. 3) N COUNT On the stock… …   English dictionary

  • red — 1 /red/ adjective redder, reddest 1 COLOUR having the colour of blood or fire: We painted the door bright red. | a beautiful red rose 2 HAIR hair that is red has an orange brown colour 3 SKIN skin that is red is a bright pink colour, usually only …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bull — 1 noun (C) 1 MALE COW an adult male animal of the cattle family: A mean looking bull was standing in the path. 2 MALE ANIMAL the male of some other large animals such as the elephant or whale 3 take the bull by the horns to bravely or confidently …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bull — bull1 [bul] n ↑hoof, ↑horn ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(male cow)¦ 2¦(male animal)¦ 3 take the bull by the horns 4¦(nonsense)¦ 5 like a bull in a china shop 6 like a bull at a gate 7¦(religion)¦ 8¦(centre)¦ 9¦(busine …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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