To set the teeth on edge

Related to To set the teeth on edge: set one's teeth on edge
to cause a disagreeable tingling sensation in the teeth, as by bringing acids into contact with them.
to produce a disagreeable or unpleasant sensation; to annoy or repel; - often used of sounds; as, the screeching of of the subway train wheels sets my teeth on edge.
- Bacon.

See also: Edge, Edge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.