set someone's teeth on edge

set someone's teeth on edge
(of a sound or taste) cause intense discomfort or irritation to someone.
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  • set someone's teeth on edge — 1. To set up a disagreeable sensation in the teeth and mouth, as sour fruit does 2. To cause to wince, irritate acutely 3. Formerly, to make eager or stimulate desire • • • Main Entry: ↑edge * * * I (esp. of an unpleasantly harsh sound) cause… …   Useful english dictionary

  • set someone's teeth on edge — ► set someone s teeth on edge (of a sound or taste) cause intense discomfort or irritation to someone. Main Entry: ↑edge …   English terms dictionary

  • set your teeth on edge — phrase if something such as a sound sets your teeth on edge, you think it is very unpleasant or annoying That whining voice of hers always sets my teeth on edge. Thesaurus: to make someone angry or annoyedsynonym Main entry: tooth * * * set your… …   Useful english dictionary

  • edge — ► NOUN 1) the outside limit of an object, area, or surface. 2) the line along which two surfaces of a solid meet. 3) the sharpened side of a blade. 4) an intense or striking quality. 5) a quality or factor which gives superiority over close… …   English terms dictionary

  • edge — [ej] n. [ME egge < OE ecg, akin to ON egg, Ger ecke, corner < IE base * ak , sharp: see ACID] 1. the thin, sharp, cutting part of a blade 2. the quality of being sharp or keen 3. the projecting ledge or brink, as of a cliff 4. the part… …   English World dictionary

  • teeth — /tiθ / (say teeth) plural noun 1. plural of tooth. 2. the punitive sections of a legislation, ruling, etc., meant to ensure its enforcement: give a regulation teeth. –phrase 3. be fed (up) to the (back) teeth with, Colloquial to be heartily sick… …  

  • edge — noun 1》 the outside limit of an object, area, or surface.     ↘an area next to a steep drop. 2》 the sharpened side of a blade. 3》 an intense or striking quality.     ↘a quality or factor which gives superiority over close rivals: his cars have… …   English new terms dictionary

  • teeth — For no particularly good reason, one has a toothache, not a teethache, even if more than one tooth is hurting. One also refers to a toothbrush and to tooth marks, although the brush works on more than one tooth and marks result from the bite of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • set — /set/, v., set, setting, n., adj., interj. v.t. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something …   Universalium

  • edge — [[t]e̱ʤ[/t]] ♦♦ edges, edging, edged 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The edge of something is the place or line where it stops, or the part of it that is furthest from the middle. We were on a hill, right on the edge of town... She was standing at the… …   English dictionary

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