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nerf

Pronunciation: /nɛʀ/

Translation of nerf in English:

Idioms

jouer avec les nerfs de qn

to be deliberately annoying

ses nerfs ont lâché

he/she went to pieces

avoir les nerfs à fleur de peau

to have frayed nerves

avoir les nerfs en pelote [fam] or en boule [fam] or à vif

to be really wound up

être sur les nerfs

[fam], to be on edge

taper [fam] or porter sur les nerfs de qn

to get on sb's nerves

être à bout de nerfs

to be at the end of one's tether or rope (AmE)

passer ses nerfs sur [fam] qn/qch

to take it out on sb/sth

l'argent est le nerf de la guerre

money is the sinews of war

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