Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: rawest nerves

  1. Anonymous
    Guest
    #1

    rawest nerves

    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me what the phrase 'rawest nerves' in the following sentence:

    Race is the aptly characterized as one of modern society's 'rawest nerves'.


    Thanks a lot.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 3,454
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2
    It probably means that the topic of "race" is a controversial one.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.


    • Join Date: Apr 2003
    • Posts: 519
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3
    Anything described as a 'raw nerve' is a sensitive issue :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •