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Phrase: Drive someone nuts

Meaning: To make someone feel nervous or irritated. Please note that this expression is American.

Examples:
Let's get out of here. This place is driving me nuts.
That moron is driving me nuts. Let's go somewhere else.

Date: 2018-06-08 21:22:53

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Phrase: Have a sharp tongue

Meaning: To talk to others impolitely, rudely, or by using swear words or insulting them; to criticise others unfairly.

Examples:
I wouldn't tell her. She has a sharp tongue, and you are asking for trouble if you do.
I do not like that guy. He always makes me feel bad. He has a sharp tongue, and knows how to hurt people's feelings.

Date: 2018-03-01 18:31:17

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Phrase: Be hopping mad

Meaning: Be seething, very annoyed or angry: Your father is hopping mad because of your exam results.

Date: 2018-02-14 16:53:55

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Phrase: Get on somebody's nerves

Meaning: To annoy somebody very much.

Examples:
Stop making those noises, please. They're getting on my nerves. I can't concentrate.
You lied to me, and you know that liers get on my nerves.

Date: 2017-12-02 23:09:24

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Phrase: Call somebody every name under the sun

Meaning: To insult someone, to talk to someone rudely:
She called the president every name under the sun, and left.
When I see him, I will call him all the names under the sun. He's a fucking bastard.

Date: 2017-10-24 22:58:02

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Phrase: Be a pain in the neck / ass / arse / butt / backside

Meaning: It is used to refer to something or someone annoying: This chore is a pain in the arse.

Date: 2017-09-26 23:38:56

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Phrase: Drive someone up the wall

Meaning: Make him or her feel very angry or furious: Will you please stop spitting on the carpet? It drives me up the wall.

Date: 2015-07-23 00:14:16

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Phrase: Go up the wall

Meaning: Get very angry: My parents went up the wall when they found out that I had been playing truant for a month

Date: 2015-07-23 00:13:17

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Phrase: Up yours!

Meaning: Fuck you!, go to hell!: If I had been him, I would have told them, «I'am not going to accept your tyranny. Up yours!»

Date: 2015-07-16 23:39:03

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Phrase: Shit!/Oh, shit!

Meaning: It is used to express annoyance, fear:
Oh, shit! We're going to crash!
Shit! I've forgot to phone my parents, and now they'll be worried.

Date: 2015-06-28 22:47:23

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Phrase: Pull someone's leg

Meaning: Tease someone: Please stop pulling my leg once and for all

Date: 2015-03-15 22:38:16

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Phrase: Leave someone alone

Meaning: Stop bothering him or her: Please leave me alone. I need peace and quiet

Date: 2015-03-09 21:34:51

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Phrase: Drive someone crazy/mad

Meaning: Annoy someone very much: That terrible music is driving me crazy. I cannot stand it any longer

Date: 2015-03-09 21:33:50

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Phrase: Add insult to injury

Meaning: To make things even worse.

Examples:
My car broke down last evening, and, to add insult to injury, I was fined because of it.
Mi wife divorced me because she said that she did not love me any more, but, to add insult to injure, she married my best friend. I felt betrayed and devastated.

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Phrase: An angry young man

Meaning: Someone who is not happy with the injustices carried out by powerful people, a rebel, someone that does not toe the line.

Examples:
He was an angry young man, and spent several years in prison because of it.
I am still the angry young man you met in the past. The situation has worsened.

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Phrase: Be fed up to the back teeth (with/of something)

Meaning: Be sick and tired of something, be very annoyed.

Example:
I'm fed up to the back teeth with so much incompetence.

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Phrase: Be in a foul temper (or mood)

Meaning: In a bad mood: Don't say anything to him: he's in a foul temper

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Phrase: Go through the roof

Meaning: Become very angry

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Phrase: Hit the roof (or the ceiling)

Meaning: Become very angry

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Phrase: On your bike

Meaning: Go away! Get lost!

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Phrase: Raise Cain (hell or the roof)

Meaning: Be or become furious or very angry: My parents raised hell with me when I told them that I was pregnant

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