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一分钟英语:Hit a Nerve

一分钟英语:Hit a Nerve

English in a Minute – Hit a Nerve:刺激了神经

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Nerve endings in our body let us feel pain.

So, does the phrase "to hit a nerve" mean we are hurting? Let's listen.

Things are getting weird, Jonathan.

Oh, no! What happened now?

I was shopping the other day and I bumped this woman's cart.

She went crazy, yelling and shaking her fist at me!

Sounds like you may have hit a nerve.

A nerve? Who has an issue with a shopping cart?

To hit a nerve means to do or say something that's extra sensitive to someone.

They may become annoyed, upset or even angry, all bad feelings.

You'll also hear people say "touch a nerve" or "strike a nerve" to mean the same thing.

And that's English in a Minute!