set one's teeth on edge

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set one's teeth on edge (third-person singular simple present sets, present participle setting, simple past and past participle set)

  1. To irritate or strike as unpleasant.
    I can't stand his squeaky voice. It always sets my teeth on edge.
  2. To cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in one's teeth, as when acids are brought into contact with them.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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