To cause irritation and displeasure to someone, to annoy someone by doing something frustrating


  • This saying has been used in the Bible several times. Just imagine, how would you feel if you are to be bitten on a foil made of tin? If you are close by someone who scratch the chalkboard with his fingernails? You might feel a shrill and intense quivering feeling that set your teeth on edge. Surely such things lend an irritating feeling. Similarly the expression refers to making people annoy by doing something exasperating or disgusting.

When people listen to the corrupt politicians fake economic speeches, it set their teeth on edges.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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