nerve idioms list
Let’s look at some popular body idioms that contain the word ‘nerve’.
- bag of nerves
meaning – very nervous
example – I get my results today, I’m a bag of nerves.
- get on one’s nerves
meaning – annoy/irritate someone
example – My boyfriend got on my nerves, so I locked him in the conservatory.
- have a nerve
meaning – someone is arrogant, brash, cheeky
example – My son has a nerve. He asked for lunch money. but my husband already gave him some.
- hit a nerve
meaning – provoke a reaction (anger, sadness etc.) by talking/reading about a sensitive subject
example – The people protested when the government stole public money. They hit a nerve.
nerve idioms list with pictures
Here’s some real life picture examples.