One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Irritate or annoy someone.
irritate, annoy, irk, anger, bother, vex, provoke, displease, upset, exasperate, infuriate, gall, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, put out, pique, rankle with, nettle, needle, ruffle someone's feathers, stroke someone's hair the wrong way, make someone's hackles rise, try someone's patienceView synonyms
- ‘Fair enough, she has good cause, but it really got on my nerves after a while.’
- ‘If I had my way, there really would be no problem with cuffing these kids round the ear if they got on your nerves.’
- ‘‘Smash the place up’, they suggested, when the lighting and the wooden fittings got on their nerves.’
- ‘This went well for a while, but eventually the accents of the invaders just really got on their nerves and they were asked to leave.’
- ‘The wind howling was really getting on her nerves, and if she didn't drown it out soon, she was going to start yelling at it.’
- ‘This boyfriend's clothes get on your nerves because you have to find something safe to be irritated by, rather than him in general.’
- ‘It just had trouble with some websites, and that got on my nerves.’
- ‘And the strange camera angles they used to make the hobbits look smaller than everyone else really got on my nerves.’
- ‘They used to run a really annoying ad for a German beer all the time during the Tour de France 6 or 7 years back that got on my nerves but at least it wasn't on my dime.’
- ‘Totally devoid of any natural or scenic beauty, this sleepy town got on my nerves.’
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