get on someone's wick

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get on someone's wick

British, informal
: to annoy someone
  • His chatter was getting on my wick.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wick play
  1. : a bundle of fibers or a loosely twisted, braided, or woven cord, tape, or tube usually of soft spun cotton threads that by capillary attraction draws up to be burned a steady supply of the oil in lamps or the melted tallow or wax in candles

  1. : to absorb or drain (a fluid, moisture, etc.) like a wick


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