Yesterday,I was having conversation with my friend and i told him something about someone which was really surprising and he replied to me "You really shake my nerves" and i didn't get him but later i was trying to search online the meaning but i didn't find any pleasing answer instead i get more confused because i found some new phrase like "shake off the nerves" which i also don't know what it means? I also found some questions on internet where people have asked like "How to shake nerves before interview?" so i also want to know difference if there is any between "shake off the nerves" and "shake nerves".
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Saad, in my home dialect (Appalachian), if I found myself in an agitated emotional state, I would say that I need to "shake off my nerves" (that is, I need to calm my overwrought emotional state). We have several related "shake" idioms specific to various emotions: shake off this feeling, shake off my anger, shake off this depression, and so on. We don't have an idiom comparable to "You shake my nerves", but I understand your friend's meaning in context: He seems to have said that your surprising story put him in a bit of an emotional tizzy (that is, the story shook his nerves).