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28th March 2017

It gets on my nerves

We use this expression to say that something or somebody is really annoying.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
I wish the other students in our class would turn off their mobiles in the lesson.
I really agree. It gets on my nerves when people's mobiles ring in class.
Example 2
Mike, what happened to your beard? You've shaved it off.
Yes I know. It was really getting on my nerves. It was so itchy.
Anyway, you look much better without it.