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a thorn in somebody’s side

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha thorn in somebody’s sidea thorn in somebody’s sidePROBLEMsomeone or something that annoys you or causes problems for a long period of time He’s been a thorn in the side of the party leadership for years. thorn
Examples from the Corpus
a thorn in somebody’s sideThe man has been a thorn in our side since the day he arrived three weeks ago.Gino was a thorn in their side.
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