I am familiar with the phrase in a more positive sense, meaning stimulate rather than irritate. http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/news/2005/10/20/26180.shtml This is particularly true of pushing all the right buttons. http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/content/articles/2005/11/03/new_school_of_rock_feature.shtmlHi. Does "push....someone's button" mean to make that person angry, or make that person angrey deliberately? Or something else?