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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it turned out it didn't seem (popular expression)
(= сказать пару ласковых слов) to give somebody a nice talking to (telling off), to scold, to reprimand
to come down to earth
to lay oneself out, to go out of one's way, to lean over backwards (lit: to smash oneself into a flat cake)
wealth, plenty of everything
to have a drink (alcohol)
to do nothing, to idle
to make eyes (at), to give the glad eye