In the post What does “poke one in the eye” mean?, Yoichi Oishi asks what the phrase means in this context:
‘It seems every step we take, it’s something just to poke us in the eye,’ a frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said at one point this week.
One answer was (and this is the complete answer):
"Poke in the brown eye" is slang for anal sex. 'Poke' is slang for sexual penetration, and 'brown eye' is slang for anus.
I flagged this as not an answer, and the flag was declined:
declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer
In every mental analysis I've subjected it to, I can't see that it answers the question. Harry Reid did not say, "It seems every step we take, it’s something just to poke us in the brown eye."
The answer did not state the meaning of poke in the eye, as the question asked.
Since I've had flags marked helpful for multitudes of similar answers, I have a feeling it was just a quick decline on the part of the moderator - perhaps they didn't see that the answer only addresses poke in the brown eye.
What does not an answer mean?