set one's teeth on edge
phrasal irritate, annoy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • set one's teeth on edge — • to set one s teeth on edge • to set one s nerves on edge (from Idioms in Speech) to make one disgusted; to make one feel annoyed or irritated by a remark, a sound or an action The outdated temporary gentleman phrase set my teeth on edge. (J.… …   Idioms and examples

  • set one's teeth on edge — phrasal also put one s teeth on edge 1. : to cause a disagreeable sensation in the teeth the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children s teeth are set on edge Jer 31:29(Revised Standard Version) 2. : exasperate th …   Useful english dictionary

  • set one's teeth on edge — {v. phr.} 1. To have a sharp sour taste that makes you rub your teeth together. * /The lemon juice set my teeth on edge./ 2. To make one feel nervous or annoyed. * /She looks so mean that her face sets my teeth on edge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set one's teeth on edge — {v. phr.} 1. To have a sharp sour taste that makes you rub your teeth together. * /The lemon juice set my teeth on edge./ 2. To make one feel nervous or annoyed. * /She looks so mean that her face sets my teeth on edge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ one's\ teeth\ on\ edge — v. phr. 1. To have a sharp sour taste that makes you rub your teeth together. The lemon juice set my teeth on edge. 2. To make one feel nervous or annoyed. She looks so mean that her face sets my teeth on edge …   Словарь американских идиом

  • set one's teeth on edge — bother, annoy, harass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set one's nerves on edge — • to set one s teeth on edge • to set one s nerves on edge (from Idioms in Speech) to make one disgusted; to make one feel annoyed or irritated by a remark, a sound or an action The outdated temporary gentleman phrase set my teeth on edge. (J.… …   Idioms and examples

  • put one's teeth on edge — phrasal see set one s teeth on edge …   Useful english dictionary

  • To set one's teeth — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set your teeth on edge — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s Henry IV. HOTSPUR: Marry, And I am glad of it with all my heart: I had rather be a kitten and cry mew Than one of these same metre ballad mongers; I had rather hear a brazen canstick turn d, Or a dry wheel grate… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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