1. annoy or upset someone
you're getting on my nerves
To get on someone's nerves means to irritate or annoy them. This is a casual idiom more suited to social contexts than professional conversation. A person can get on your nerves or a situation or thing can 'get on your nerves'. "John talks so loudly when he's on the phone, he really gets on my nerves." "This printer never works when I need it to, it's getting on my nerves."