bane of (one's) existence

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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!
See also: bane, existence, of
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A tormented teenager is determined to take revenge on the bully who's been the bane of his existence for years.
Marcus does - the bane of his existence - Honoria Baker-Sneed possesses the ring.
As for most trainers, late payers are the bane of his existence, messing up calculations in which finances are pared to the bone as it is.
And the fact that the bane of his existence - free-throw shooting - is still killing his team says something about where he stands in relation to Jordan.
The bane of his existence is "those telethon crips.