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
References in classic literature ?
The tipping system is nothing less than a minor bane of my existence.
Yet, at the same time, technology can be the bane of my existence.
This lifestyle has been the bane of my existence for the last 15 years.
She said of hairstylist Chris McMillan: "I love Chris but he's the bane of my existence because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look.
I love Chris, and he's the bane of my existence at the same time because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look," the actress said referring to her hairdresser, Chris McMillan.
United airlines, you are the bane of my existence," user elnodonle wrote.
CUE POLICE DETECTIVE LINDA DIAZ ("THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE," SAYS ROGERS), WHO SEARCHED ROGERS' HOME WITH A BOGUS WARRANT, * CONFISCATED ALL HIS MONEY, AND DESTROYED ALL HIS PLANTS .
There's rabbit poo everywhere - those bunnies are the bane of my existence just now.
Whether small, medium or large, decorating of any description has long been the bane of my existence.
It is also the bane of my existence, and weeks of planning and hypothesizing, such as: "Would it float?
Premature ejaculators were the bane of my existence.
Cold toes are the bane of my existence and I have been known to cut short an outing simply because my toes were frozen stiff and I could not continue.