Got Your Goat

We use the expression, “Got your goat” to mean we annoyed or confused someone.

I wonder about the origin of that expression.

One possibility is the tale that people used to put goats beside race horses to provide a calming effect and improve their performance.

If you wanted someone’s horse to race poorly, you would get their goat and prevent that calming effect. 

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