what's eating you

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What's eating (someone)?

What's bothering someone? Why is someone in a bad mood? What's eating Terry today? I asked him how his weekend was and he just glared at me. I've never seen her act that way before. What's eating her?
See also: eating

what's eating you

Also, what's bugging you. What is annoying or bothering you? For example, We've conceded just about every point, so what's eating you now? or You're in a terrible mood-what's bugging you? The first slangy term, dating from the late 1800s, presumably uses eat in the sense of "consume"; the colloquial variant, from about 1940, uses bug in the sense of "annoy." Also see what's with.
See also: eating
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What's Bugging You? (online only): Spot all the arachnids and insects in a Halloween scene.
So what's bugging you? This pro- duction company needs you more than you need it.
What's Bugging You? covers a variety of insects, with some lovely pages on butterflies.
What's bugging you? Take a step back; look at the bigger picture.
New York, NY, February 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled Codification & XBRL What's Bugging You? Live Webcast.
What's bugging you?; a fond look at the animals we love to hate.
Belanger's take on what's going on in town); Clear the Air (debunking or clarifying rumors); What's Bugging You (offering the opinions of callers); and It's Your Money (about the budget).
WHEN you've had an argument it can be difficult to express what's bugging you. Is it your partner's manner, a specific thing they've said or done?
JUEVES 27.- Explorations into Friction, 9 a.m.; Backyard Bugs, 9 a.m.; Summer Discovery Series, 9 a.m.; Math Moments, 10 a.m.; Summer Sizzelers, 10, 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 y 4 p.m.; Kid's First Movie Time, 10 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 y 3:30 p.m.; Meet Alice or the Mad Hatter, 10:15, 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15 y 7:15 p.m.; Young Art, 10:30 a.m.; Kid's Karaoke, 11 a.m.; Alice's Wonderland Informance, 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 5 y 7 p.m.; Meet a Think Tank Kid, 12:15, 2:15 y 7:15 p.m.; MetLife Yalalag Informance, 3 p.m.; What's Bugging You? Free Family Night, 5 p.m.; Free School Vaccinations, 5 p.m.; TARGET Story Time, 6 p.m.; Bug eyes, 6 p.m.; H-E-B Free Family Night Spotlight Performance Serie, 6:30 p.m.
If you still feel uneasy about the attention your BF gives his BFF, tell him what's bugging you. Keeping feelings under wraps can make you angry, resentful and in-a-funk--which makes you, urn, no fun to be around.
You used your words and not your fists." Use everything from squabbles ("How can you say what's bugging you without name-calling?") to field trips ("Let's look for people acting kindly.")
Can you really blame them if they end up thinking the worst if you can't, or rather won't, give them the slightest hint what's bugging you? Why not cut them some slack?
JUEVES 20.-- Explorations into Friction, 9 a.m.; Backyard Bugs, 9 a.m.; Summer Discovery Series, 9 a.m.; Math Moments, 10 a.m.; Summer Sizzelers, 10, 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 y 4 p.m.; Kid's First Movie Time, 10 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 y 3:30 p.m.; Meet Alice or the Mad Hatter, 10:15, 11:15 a.m., 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15 y 7:15 p.m.; Young Art, 10:30 a.m.; Kid's Karaoke, 11 a.m.; Alice's Wonderland Informance, 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 5 y 7 p.m.; Meet a Think Tank Kid, 12:15, 2:15 y 7:15 p.m.; MetLife Yalalag Informance, 3 p.m.; What's Bugging You? Free Family Night, 5 p.m.; Free School Vaccinations, 5 p.m.; TARGET Story Time, 6 p.m.; Bug eyes, 6 p.m.; H-E-B Free Family Night Spotlight Performance Serie, 6:30 p.m.
Get your mind off what's bugging you, and one of two things will happen: 1) You'll forget all about what's worrying you, or 2) when you get back to thinking about it, you'll feel refreshed and can better deal with figuring out a solution.