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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You can only walk down the promenade and buy an ice cream so many times before it starts to grind your gears.
Ealingis a great place to live but even your ideal neighbourhood will always have a few things that tend to grind your gears.
His shtick is well-known by now, and you'll either love his acting style or it'll grind your gears, but here he works perfectly as the imaginative author in too deep, and his eccentric ways provide for the film's most humorous moments.
Sometimes you can grind your gears. Sometimes you find the zone where it's just a beautiful thing to feel it and just let it go through you.