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
- ‘If I had my way, there really would be no problem with cuffing these kids round the ear if they got on your nerves.’
- ‘It just had trouble with some websites, and that got on my nerves.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Totally devoid of any natural or scenic beauty, this sleepy town got on my nerves.’
- ‘Fair enough, she has good cause, but it really got on my nerves after a while.’
- ‘This boyfriend's clothes get on your nerves because you have to find something safe to be irritated by, rather than him in general.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And the strange camera angles they used to make the hobbits look smaller than everyone else really got on my nerves.’
- ‘‘Smash the place up’, they suggested, when the lighting and the wooden fittings got on their nerves.’
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