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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"But, Prince Harry is really now starting to grind my gears, he is really starting to get on my nerves," (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1114476/Prince-Harry-news-UK-Royal-Family-Meghan-Markle-latest) Graham said.
Few things grind my gears more than the robotic replacement of forwards around the 50-60 minute mark, a rugby-by-numbers approach which can sap the life out of any game.