But they did not come; rather they put their backs up and fought.
Levin backs up Giffen in every word he says, and I agree with both of them.
It's contradiction that makes women contrary; it sets their backs up, like.
But it wasn't for the want of swatting, for it was just that that put the fellows' backs up.
There is, secondly, a motive which backs up and buttresses this exhortation.
"See you've got the boys with their backs up, Chester," said Bijah.
They all look at him and he becomes embarrassed and backs up stage a little.
You can seem to consult me, but it must come from you to them, or else you will be getting their backs up.
"It backs up the judgment of my own group," said Senator Anderson.
She'll only put people's backs up by going on as she's doing at present.