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.
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to run headlong
to do nothing, to idle
eating a lot of delicious food
(lit. - to twist ropes) to control someone, to make him/her do everything you say
the highlight of the programme
to expose, to unmask
just in case, in case of dire need
(lit. - to be furious from being fat) to be unsatisfied without any reasons, to be too well off for one's own good