prick someone's conscience

idiom

: to make someone feel guilty
The photographs of the flood victims pricked my conscience and I knew I had to do something to help.

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“Prick someone's conscience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prick%20someone%27s%20conscience. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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