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Hi

Would you say that this is an everyday expression?

She really touched me on the raw.

Or

Am I touching you on the raw? What are you getting so upset about?

Thanks

Tom

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To my knowledge, that is not an expression in English. I don't understand it. Do you mean the person touched you deeply in an emotional sense?

"In the raw" means naked or nude.

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Mr. TomWould you say that this is an everyday expression?She really touched me on the raw.

Certainly not in the US. This is the first time in my life that I have ever heard of it. Generally speaking, I find British expressions amusing or at least interesting, but this one doesn't appeal to me at all. Emotion: tmi

CJ

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Something you do hear in American English is "That really touched a raw nerve." Could you be thinking of that?

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Thanks, Englishmaven.

I think I heard this expression on BBC (some interview), but I could be wrong. Do you think it is mainly British?

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/touch+someone+on+the+raw

Tom

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Englishmaven"In the raw" means naked or nude.

Is "in the raw" the same as "on the raw"?

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CalifJimI find British expressions amusing or at least interesting,

It's not common in the UK.

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CalifJimI find British expressions amusing or at least interesting,

It's not common in the UK.

'touch someone on the raw' is not common in the UK?

While that may be, the link cited earlier, in addition to giving the definition, remarks, "Primarily heard in UK".

Or did you mean it's not common to find British expressions amusing in the UK? Emotion: smile

CJ

CalifJimOr did you mean it's not common to find British expressions amusing in the UK?

Not that.

CalifJimremarks, "Primarily heard in UK".

Strange things happen. It might be a very old-fashioned thing to say which would explain why it is uncommon today.

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