get on someone's nerves


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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.
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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]
See also: get, nerve, on
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get on someone's nerves

INFORMAL
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.
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get on someone's nerves

irritate or annoy someone. informal
See also: get, nerve, on
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