‘Has anything ‘got your goat’ lately?’
Are you familiar with the old saying, “Got your goat?” According to “dictionary.com” this is the origin of the phrase:
To make someone annoyed or angry: “Gavin may seem unflappable, but I know a way to get his goat.” This expression comes from a tradition in horse racing. Thought to have a calming effect on high-strung thoroughbreds, a goat was placed in the horse’s stall on the night before the race. Unscrupulous opponents would then steal the goat in an effort to upset the horse and cause it to lose the race.
This little one certainly got my goat! I tried and tried to get him to look at me so I could snap a nice little picture of him. He was having none of it. I encountered the cute but glutted goat whilst strolling around a Farmers’ Market during my recent trip to L.A. Smiling, waving, ooohhing and ahhhhing…
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