【明報專訊】Zelda: What's the matter Joe?
Joe: Well I've just got an e-mail from Martin Chivers to say that he can't now speak at our annual conference the day after tomorrow. No reason given.
Zelda: Oh no, he's one of the main speakers isn't he?
Joe: Too right he is. How on earth am I going to get a replacement in two days?
Zelda: Gosh, that's going to be really tough.
Joe: It's not the first time Chivers has done this but he promised me faithfully that he wouldn't let me down this time.
Zelda: Doesn't sound the most reliable of people.
Joe: He clearly isn't. Well he's really got up my nose over this. I'll never invite him to speak again.
To get up one's nose 直譯是「上到鼻腔」。鼻腔有外物，自然不舒服，現常用來比喻使人生氣，例如：(1) It got up my nose the way he treated his mother（他那樣對待他母親，令我十分不快）。(2) She got up my nose with her laziness（我很不滿她那樣懶惰）。