be a pain in the arse

(redirected from be a pain in the butt)

be a pain in the arse/backside

  (British & Australian very informal) also be a pain in the ass/butt (American & Australian very informal)
to be very annoying I can't stand my brother-in-law. He's a real pain in the arse. Getting up for work at 5 a.m. is a pain in the ass.
See also: arse, pain
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I hate to be a pain in the butt, but, damn it, you have to fight back.
To get the mother starship downtown turned around to look our way once in a while, we all have to be a pain in the butt sometimes.