We all know that someone who can never be quiet, who criticizes, moans and nags until your patience wears thin and snaps.
Some men will intimidate the nagger by saying:
Stop breaking my balls!
I think this is a universal expression, it certainly exists in Italy and they have an even more explicit version.
Although Wiktionary tells me about its meaning, it doesn't mention anything about gender. But I always feel silly when I use this vulgar expression myself.
break someone's balls
1. (slang, vulgar) to seriously irritate or nag someone.
2. (slang, vulgar) to tease or ridicule someone; to take the piss out of someone
On a small number of occasions, I have uttered, half-jokingly
Don't break my uterus!
However, on Google there was only one result
- Could the uterus version be used in the US, or in the UK?
- What would be a female equivalent? I would like an expression that cannot be appropriated by men, I want something that says: "I'm a woman, but don't mess around with me."