Catch Word #38 – To push someone’s buttons

Of course we all need to push some buttons to turn on a computer or our MP3 players. But to push someone’s buttons has a very different meaning from that literal meaning. In fact, it’s usually not a good idea to push someone’s buttons! In this episode, we look at three expressions, to push buttons, to have had enough and to freak out.

Expressions included in the Study Guide

  • To push someone’s buttons
  • To push some buttons
  • To annoy, bother, pester and irritate
  • Over and over / again and again
  • Comes to mind
  • To have enough / to have had enough
  • Mildly/slightly
  • To remain clam
  • To freak out
  • To recap/a recap
  • That about does it

Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

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