Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

get under someone's skin

get under someone's skin
1) annoy or irritate someone a lot
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    • you're getting under my skin
  • Analysis
    The idiom 'to get under someone's skin' means to provoke anger or upset in someone. If you say someone 'gets under your skin' it can also mean that you are attracted to them in a sexual way. This is a casual expression more likely to be used in social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The children's shouting and screaming got under the teacher's skin, and she lost it.
    2. Stop criticizing everything I say, you're really getting under my skin.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I don't enjoy working with Freddy. He gets under my skin, he complains about everything and is so negative.
    2. This client is starting to get under my skin. She never sends clear instructions and isn't happy with anything.
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