make (someone's) teeth itch

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make (someone's) teeth itch

1. To greatly irritate or annoy someone, especially to the point of affecting their nerves. Nothing makes my teeth itch like seeing these cyclists run every red light in town! I don't know what it is about Terry, but there's something about his demeanor that just makes my teeth itch!
2. To cause someone to be especially upset, nervous, or uncomfortable. Please don't tell me about your surgery—it makes my teeth itch hearing about blood and gore.
See also: itch, make, teeth
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Ubiquitous in all facets of American culture, in the dance world it surfaces in the irksome label "black dance"--the sound alone makes my teeth itch.