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English definition of “set sb's teeth on edge”

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set sb's teeth on edge

If something, especially a noise, sets your teeth on edge, it annoys you very much: That DJ's voice really sets my teeth on edge.
Translations of “set sb's teeth on edge”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指噪聲)使(某人)非常惱火…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指噪声)使(某人)非常恼火…
(Definition of set sb's teeth on edge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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