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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I'm not going to get into how antiquated our licensing laws are, but if it is something that grinds your gears, then by the time Thursday April 4 comes around I'm guessing you will be ready for a really good night out.