to cause an unfavorable reaction (by being or having been overused, often repeated, boring etc); ~ to make one’s mouth sore, to set one’s teeth on edge
- Разговоры об этом уже набили оскомину.The talks about it make my mouth sore already.
- Эта проблема не решается долгое время и уже набила оскомину местным жителям.This problem has not been solved for a long time and already set the teeth of local residents on edge.
More from "Russian idioms"
~ down the drain
to run headlong
redundant, needless, quite unnecessary, to be (sit) on the sidelines, to do something without apparent cause, to play a subordinate (minor) part
to feel one's mouth watering, to get ready to grab, to think that something is up for grabs (lit: to roll out / roll up the lip)
(lit. - to eat a pood of salt with somebody) to know a person for a while and very well
it's enough to make a cat laugh (lit. - for chickens to laugh)
~ to go to the dogs, to go to rack and ruin, to go phut