英语短语 'like a red rag to a bull' 用来表示挑衅和刺激，故意让某人狂怒。
Bullfighting has always been very popular in Spanish-speaking countries. But in Spain, Calonia's regional parliament has voted to outlaw bullfighting, making it the first area on the mainland to initiate a ban. It will be in place this year.
For my quiet grandfather his teenage neighbour's rock'n'roll-themed party was like a red rag to a bull.
Don't talk to my dad about the smoking ban. It's like a red rag to a bull.
英语里还有另一个短语 'to see red'. 它的意思是令人感到气愤。比如:
Reading about bankers' bonuses really makes me see red.
Turn up late for school and Mr Hitchens will see red.