Posted by ESC on October 19, 2004
In Reply to: Set teeth on edge posted by Joe Lindsey on October 19, 2004
: The current "origin" is shown from Shakespeare. I see a similar phrase in Bible KJV Jeremiah 31:29 "In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge."
Also Ezekiel 18:2.
I would imagine it was a saying common in the 1600s.