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What does prick of conscience mean?


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prick of conscience

The phrase a prick of conscience is an idiomatic expression that indicates a feeling of guilt. The phrase makes reference to a feeling that causes a sharp mental pain or remorse.

Another variation of the idiom is prick somebody's conscience. It means to make someone feel guilty.

Example(s):

The picture of the dead Syrian boy lying face down in the sand on a Turkish beach pricked my conscience.

This idiom is in the crime category


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