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    hacks me off/difficult stuff/hacked off

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right way with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1.1. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really hacks me off.
    1.2. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really annoys me.
    1.3. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really bothers me.
    1.4. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really needles me.
    1.5. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really gets on my nerves.
    1.6. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really gives me a hard time.
    1.7. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really ticks me off.

    2.1. Six steps for learning difficult stuff quickly.
    2.1. Six steps for learning a difficult subject quickly.

    3.1. She’s getting a bit hacked off with all the travelling she has to do.
    3.2. She’s getting a bit annoyed with all the travelling she has to do.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 06-Oct-2008 at 06:20.

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    Re: hacks me off/difficult stuff/hacked off

    Hi Vil,

    I've left the ones that sound natural to me (American English)
    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    1.2. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really annoys me.
    1.3. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really bothers me.
    1.5. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really gets on my nerves.
    1.7. He leaves all the difficult stuff for me to do and it really ticks me off.

    2.1. Six steps for learning difficult stuff quickly. - Actually, this doesn't sound very natural, but in the right context, maybe it could.
    2.1. Six steps for learning a difficult subject quickly.

    3.2. She’s getting a bit annoyed with all the travelling she has to do.


    Regards,

    V.

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