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get on (one's) nerves
To irritate, grate on, or exasperate one. Nothing personal, but your voice is really getting on my nerves. Tom's been really defiant ever since he started daycare, and it's starting to get on my nerves.
get on someone's nerves
Irritate someone, as in His fidgeting gets on the teacher's nerves, or, as T.S. Eliot put it in The Elder Statesman (1959): "How it used to get on my nerves, when I saw you always sitting there with your nose in a book." [c. 1900]
get on someone's nervesINFORMAL
COMMON If someone or something gets on your nerves, they irritate you. Camilla likes him but he gets on my nerves. She talks all the time and it gets on my nerves.
get on someone's nervesirritate or annoy someone. informal
get on somebody’s ˈnerves(informal) annoy somebody a lot: It really gets on my nerves the way he only ever talks about his job and his car. ♢ By the end of the week, they were all getting on each other’s nerves.
get on (someone's) nerves
To irritate or exasperate.