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getting on my nerves

getting on my nerves

Date: Dec 06 2000


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I have no objections to my body, but all that hysteria about it gets on my nerves.”


1. Definition - Study the definition.

irritating me, bothering me, annoying me, making me angry, upsetting me

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Many things can “get on your nerves.” You can use this valuable phrase to describe all of the the things that are bothering you, such as homework, your little brother, the weather, your crazy aunt, the hole in your jeans, or the fact that you can’t find your favorite show on television.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“My mom keeps calling me every day. Doesn’t she understand that I’m in college? I don’t need to talk to her all the time anymore. She’s really getting on my nerves.

Jimmy is so annoying. He always puts his hand on my shoulder when he’s talking to me. It really gets on my nerves.

Hey! Tell your dog to leave me alone! He keeps sniffing me and it’s getting on my nerves.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Something or somebody:) “gets on my nerves” if it bothers me, drives me crazy, makes me mad.
by Tara (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
“Get on my nerves” It means “make me angry, irritated.”
by Anna (Seoul, South Korea)
Irritates me, or makes me angry.
by Jawahar
To get on someone’s nerves means to annoy, irritate or bother someone.
by Sophie (Russia)
“Get on my nerves” means “makes me mad”, “drives me crazy”, “makes me feel upset”.
by Thaís (São Paulo, Brazil)
I think “get on my nerves” means ” things that cause to increase temper, make angry about”
by Ozgur
It’s something that annoys you, something that makes you mad.
by Flavio
“It gets on my nerves” means “it makes me mad” or “it makes me irritated”.
by Ayako (Otake, Hiroshima, Japan)
Get on my nerves = make me extremely nervous. Just as a curiosity: we have the same expression here in Brazil.
by Flavio (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
I think “get on somebody’s nerves” means “to annoy someone, especially by doing something again and again”.
by Pasquale

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Sometimes things get on my nerves even though I try hard enough to go on in life. 

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