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    Under My Skin

    is it true that a sentence like 'I've got you under my skin' means both :

    1 you're so annoying that I can't stand you anymore ... like something itching under my skin
    2 I love you so much that you've become part of me ... just like you were under my own skin

    I mean it's a little bit confusing and saying such a sentence to a person you care for may be 'sort of dangerous' ... SAYING THAT A PERSON'S GETTING UNDER YOUR SKIN ... what will she think ... that she's annoying you or that she's becoming very important to you ...

    thanks a lot !!!

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    Re: Under My Skin

    Quote Originally Posted by buitre61 View Post
    is it true that a sentence like 'I've got you under my skin' means both :

    1 you're so annoying that I can't stand you anymore ... like something itching under my skin
    2 I love you so much that you've become part of me ... just like you were under my own skin

    I mean it's a little bit confusing and saying such a sentence to a person you care for may be 'sort of dangerous' ... SAYING THAT A PERSON'S GETTING UNDER YOUR SKIN ... what will she think ... that she's annoying you or that she's becoming very important to you ...

    thanks a lot !!!
    The expression "You are getting under my skin." essentially means "You are irritating me." I have only heard "I've got you under my skin." in the Madonna song.

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    Re: Under My Skin

    I've just remembered, there is also a song by Cole Porter from the 1930s called "I've got you under my skin."

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    Re: Under My Skin

    Answers: Under my Skin / Preposition in english

    English idiom
    There's something about him I just can't stand and he really gets under my skin.

    Idiom definition
    There's something about him I just can't stand and he really annoys me.

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    He looked at her and in the words of Frank Sinatra said: 'I've got you under my skin'.

    Idiom definition
    He looked at her and in the words of Frank Sinatra said: 'I'm very attracted to you'.

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    Re: Under My Skin

    I have often heard people say "he/she/it gets under my skin." to mean that he/she/it is annoying/irritating me. Except in the song already mentioned, I can't remember anyone ever saying "I've got him/her/you under my skin." within my hearing.

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