English version

be the despair of somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe the despair of somebodybe the despair of somebodyold-fashionedWORRIED to make someone feel very worried, upset, or unhappy She is the despair of her teachers. despair
Examples from the Corpus
be the despair of somebodyThe condition of humankind to which the creation story belongs is the despair of sin.I am sure that I was the despair of Ron's coaching life, but still he made no comment.This is not a matter of poor teaching, for such students can be the despair of conscientious teachers.
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