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Get on one’s nerves


Harassing occurrence . Someone’s actions or words have produced undue stress upon you. ‘Nerves’ refers to one’s composure, so for something to get on it, is to be bothersome. (Compare to End of one’s rope or Pushed to the limits.)

“I know my son has to practice the trumpet but after one week it has gotten on my nerves.”

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