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pet hate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpet hatepet hateBritish English, pet peeve American EnglishHATE something that you strongly dislike because it always annoys you TV game shows are one of my pet hates. pet
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pet hateMum's particular pet peeve is people leaving their dirty clothes lying on the floor.The poll also gave the thumbs down to male know-it-alls - the pet hate for most women.TV Game shows have been my pet hate for some time now.But my pet hate is woodwork joinery.Apart from thieves his pet hate was Gypsies.
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