grind (someone's) gears

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grind (someone's) gears

To greatly or specifically irritate or annoy someone. It really grinds my gears when cyclists go zipping through red lights! John's not a bad guy, but he has a habit of grinding people's gears with his political rants.
See also: gear, grind
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He said:" What grinds my gear is watching people download one of my songs and getting feedback.
What really grinds my gears, is that I do not get socked or surprised when a white person is racist towards me and that should not be the case.
But what really grinds my gears is how so many people in the media criticised her for being too thin during her pregnancy - and then quickly moved to tell her how to shift her baby weight.
One thing that really grinds my gears is when a production company, in this case Warner Bros, spends more time on big budget special effects than a decent script.
I know it has to happen as the game is one of percentages, but it still grinds my gears, nonetheless.