набить оскомину

Russian idioms


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[na-BEET' as-KO-mee-nu]

Translation / meaning:

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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