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What does prick of conscience mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

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.


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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