get one's goat (1906)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 4 00:20:52 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at
> wrote:

> I started out to"get his goat," so to speak, and I suc-
> ceeded only too well. Stewart was so frightened that
he wouldn't fight.

*Serious* semantic WAG, based on context: "render him gutless"?????

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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