English version

a fly in the ointment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha fly in the ointmenta fly in the ointmentinformalSPOIL the only thing that spoils something and prevents it from being successful 🔊 The only fly in the ointment was Jacky. fly
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a fly in the ointmentThere had to be a snag, of course, a fly in the ointment.
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