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Posted by Lewis on June 23, 2005

In Reply to: Re: I've got you under my skin posted by ESC on June 23, 2005

: : : What does "I've got you under my skin" mean?

: : It means that you have become so much a part of me it is as if you are under my skin. In short, it is one of the almost limitless declarations of love.

: : DFG

: Everybody sing:

: I've got you under my skin
: I've got you deep in the heart of me
: So deep in my heart, that you're really a part of me
: I've got you under my skin

Something or somebody getting under your skin also alludes to being an irritation - as if the object was an irritant lodged under the surface that the person could not refrain from scratching.

Usage such as "It really got under my skin" is common in the UK.

L