prick sb's conscience Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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prick sb's conscience

to make someone do something because they ​feelguilty: Dan's ​mentioning Julia ​pricked my ​conscience and I gave her a ​call.
(Definition of prick sb's conscience from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prick sb's conscience”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)的良心受到谴责…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)的良心受到譴責…
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