a pain in the ass

a pain in the ass

(rude) also a pain in the neck
someone or something that is very annoying He doesn't win cases - he just makes such a pain in the ass of himself that opponents give up. She acts like all the people she works with are a pain in the neck.
Usage notes: also used in the forms a pain in the butt or a pain in the backside: Watering the lawn is always a pain in the butt.
See also: ass, pain
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It's a pain in the ass coming home alone and after work to lie in a hotel bed with nobody to get you up unless it's work related," Contactmusic quoted her as telling the British Vogue magazine.
He's really funny--or a pain in the ass, depending on which side you're on, but we all had a cool time having him as our artist in residency.
He added: "She's a pain in the ass, but I love that about her.
My personal vagina was nothing but a pain in the ass," she recalls during a discussion of her adolescence.
There are the guys who are sexy but have nothing to talk about and are a pain in the ass about a woman's career, or the men who are gung-ho about your profession but make you feel they're more interested about who you are than what you are.
My character - the mother - is kind of a pain in the ass, who makes everyone nuts, except she's the one who really holds the family together.
However, the modern skate adventure involves such high-tech photography requirements and heavy production slant that the metro/skating method is really more of a pain in the ass and not much like those "skateboarding=freedom" essays you read about in SLAP.