get on someone's nerves

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get on someone's nerves

  1. (idiomatic) To annoy or irritate; to bother.
    There’s an insect buzzing around in my bedroom tonight, and it’s really getting on my nerves.
    • 1922, James Joyce, chapter 13, in Ulysses:
      Gerty wished to goodness they would take their squalling baby home out of that and not get on her nerves...


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