Sub Definition: Goat: The goat is a metaphor for your state of peacefulness. When your goat is with you, you are calm and collected. When your goat is stolen, you become angry and upset.
Notes: Getting someone's goat can not be a quick process and must be done by not being directly mean. The best way to get someone's goat is by means of clever annoyance.
- I'm going to get your goat!
- I got Sam's goat today.
EXAMPLE OF INVALID GOAT GETTING:
Jeff: You're a shitty guitar player!
Jeff was just an asshole. That does not gain Jeff a goat.
Pissing someone off with the intent of pissing them off does not gain you a goat.
EXAMPLE OF VALID GOAT GETTING:
Jeff : Hey, how you doing?
Sam: fine, how are you.
Jeff: Good, and you?
Sam: I'm fine.
Jeff: That's good, how are you?
Jeff just got Sam's goat.
Annoying someone to the point of them getting mad does indeed gain you a goat.
COMMON PHRASES IN REFERENCE TO GOAT GETTING:
"Better keep that goat tied up! I'm gonna get 'em!"
"My goat is encased in a block of cement and buried beneath the earth's crust! He's not going anywhere."
Insults about the security of one's goat:
"Your goat is roaming around free in your front yard with a sign around his neck that says 'FREE GOAT'. I'd barely have to shake a stick, and your goat would come running."
If the process of goat-getting is taking place in an email conversation, further taunting can be achieved by sending a picture of the newly acquired goat.