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I was in a meeting yesterday, and one of my co-workers used the phrase "eats my head", as in "you know what really eats my head?" I must admit, I LOVE that. I'm stealing it. I will use it consistently moving forward.

@mike I heard a bit recently, "pip in the tooth," which I /loved/

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In Russian we have something similar, but it refers mostly not to something but to someone. "He has eaten up my brain!" is a classic example.

@rtwx
Yeah, an example how similar almost word-for-word idioms can mean quite different things in different languages. "False friend of the translator" it's called.
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@mike If you use it inconsistently I will forgive that.

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