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hit/touch a (raw) nerve

to upset someone
触到痛处
She touched a raw nerve when she mentioned that job he didn't get.
她提到那份他没有得到的工作,触到了他的痛处。
Making people sad, shocked and upset
Translations of “hit/touch a (raw) nerve”
in Chinese (Traditional) 觸到痛處…
in Russian задеть за живое…
in Turkish sinirlendirmek, asabını bozmak…
in Polish trafić w czułe miejsce…
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