set his teeth on edge






set his teeth on edge

cause someone to feel intense discomfort or irritation

This is an expression used in the Bible to describe the unpleasant sensation caused by eating something bitter or sour : every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge (Jeremiah 31 : 30).

1997 - Kate O'Riordan - The Boy in the Moon Julia's voice sustained a quavery note that set Brian's teeth on edge.


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