get under (someone's) skin

get under (someone's) skin
get under (someone's) skin 1. to annoy someone.

It really got under my skin when he said women were bad drivers.

2. to affect someone very strongly in a way that is difficult to forget.

Something about the haunting beauty of the place really got under my skin.


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