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"
to postpone, to delay
by the sweat of one's brow
(lit. to command to live long) to pass away (to break if about the things)
to loaf, to day-dream
to tell lies
(lit. - to twist ropes) to control someone, to make him/her do everything you say
(lit. neither sing nor draw) to be unable to act, to be very drunk or too tired
(lit. - to get up from the wrong foot)
~ to get up on the wrong side of the bed (about someone moody)