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Get on one's nerves

Meaning/Usage: Used when someone or something is bothering you.

Explanation: Your body uses your "nerves" to feel any sensation such as a tap on the shoulder, a poke, a hot fire that is too close, or anything else. In this phrase, "nerves" is not used in a physical way, but to express that they are feeling bothered by what is happening.

"You're beginning to get on my nerves."
"Will you please stop doing that? It's getting on my nerves."
"His whining is getting on my nerves."

A: "He doesn't like his birthday present."
B: "He's starting to get on my nerves. It's one thing to not like it, but it's another to complain about it. We tried our best to get him a good present."
A: "Yeah. It's bothering me too."

Other Common Sentences

"You're beginning to annoy me."
"His complaints are starting to bother me."

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