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bane of (one's) existence

The source or cause of one's misfortune, unhappiness, frustration, or anxiety, usually used hyperbolically. I swear, this project is the bane of my existence. I've been working on it for months and still haven't made any real progress! Jane has been constantly annoying me all week. She's been the bane of my very existence!
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rickle o' banes

A Scottish phrase used to describe someone who is extremely thin. A "rickle" is a group of something, while "banes" are bones. You've just become a rickle o' banes during your time abroad, so I'm going to make all of your favorite meals now that you're home.
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the bane of your life

someone or something that is always causing problems for you and upsetting you I have a sister who's always getting into trouble and expecting me to sort her out. She's the bane of my life.
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Bane already terms the Oakland Athletics' 2002 draft, chronicled in the best-selling book ``Moneyball,'' a bust, since the A's picked college players who haven't yet contributed at the big-league level.
This case study will shed light on some of the policies and processes that have worked for us at Xerox and can be applied to other PS environments," Bane added.
It was great but main criticism will be that it's tough to understand Bane through the mask.
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Bane is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Trader Joe's Company, one the fastest growing and most successful privately held companies in the United States.
Marlene Bane, a Valley resident who was one of the chairmen of the AJC installation luncheon, said Hahn's speech did not persuade her.
Leading the Belfast team are Conall McGleenan, development center manager; Conor Allen, product manager, Wombat's universal feed handler; Tristan Bane, product manager, applications; and Kieran Northime, recently named business development manager, Europe.
and "Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan chose to use Bane as a villain as an attack on presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
Tishman is recognized for his efforts to incorporate good environmental practices in the design and construction of buildings that are both environmentally and economically practical, improving the quality of life for tenants and their neighbors," said Marc Karetsky, managing director of Bane of America Securities and secretary of men's division.
It's my professional opinion that important evidence was destroyed when the dogs Bane and Hera were put to sleep.
Bane joins America West from Corporate Express, a transportation logistics company, where he has directed that company's human resources, business development and support services since 1998.
He has written more than 20 books and monographs, the latest of which are "Monopoly: Market Bane or Boom?