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English definition of “touch/strike/hit a (raw) nerve”

touch/strike/hit a (raw) nerve

to upset someone: The newspaper article touched a raw nerve - people still resent the closure of the local school.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of touch/strike/hit a (raw) nerve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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