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get on (one's) wick

To irritate or annoy one. Primarily heard in UK. The kids are really getting on my wick today with their constant fighting. I'm not trying to get on mom's wick, but every little thing seems to bother her today.
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get on someone's wick

If someone or something gets on your wick, they annoy you. After three or four songs that voice really gets on my wick. Note: `Wick' comes from `Hampton Wick', cockney rhyming slang for `prick'. `Prick' is a slang term for penis, which many people find offensive.
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dip your wick

(of a man) have sexual intercourse. vulgar slang
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get on someone's wick

annoy someone. British informal
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get on somebody’s ˈwick

(British English, informal) annoy somebody: She’s always talking about herself — she gets on my wick.
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But to protect his spoilt son, Viggo reluctantly puts a $2million bounty on Wick's head - while Wicks breaks out his arsenal of weapons.
To compare the variation of temperature difference between the evaporator and condenser in the heat pipes using water and methanol as working fluids at three levels of tilt angles with wick and no wick, Figure 6 & 7 are plotted.
Wick has represented some of the most prominent companies and organizations in Manhattan.
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Moore in Support of Granting the Petition to Ban LeadCored Candle Wicks and Issuing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, February 9, 2001.
Lead wicks should be banned in every country," says Nriagu.
There have been two cases where the vent tube and wick extruded during treatment and needed to be replaced.
In launching the project this spring, Wick warned that the Soviet Union was out-spending the United States in international propaganda by a margin of three to one, and was already sending TV broadcasts to Western Europe.
Mahanay, partner of Wick Phillips and head of the corporate and finance practice group.
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Ag broadcasters were also on hand to cover the events, including Don Wick, farm director for WCCO, Minneapolis, and former president of NAFB.
Pfahl: Flat wicks cannot work with vegetable oil, as that type of oil is too thick/heavy to rise up that sort of wick and burner design (now someone tells ya
Paulus, president of Wick Companies, the property's exclusive leasing and management agent.
USI Insurance Services ("USI") today announced the closing of the acquisition of Wick Pilcher Insurance, Inc.