Translation of "hit/touch a (raw) nerve" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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hit/touch a (raw) nerve

C2 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。

(Translation of “hit/touch a (raw) nerve” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)