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    Get on people's wick

    Dear teachers

    I don't understand the meaning of th expression of "get on people's wick" below. Wick, I assume it is a piece of string in the centre of a candle, isnt it?

    He's kind and gen'rous to the sick
    He'd never spread a nasty rumour
    He never gets on people's wick
    And doesn't laugh at toilet humour


    Anthony the learner

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    Re: Get on people's wick

    It means get on their nerves, irritate.

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