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have (something) stick in one's craw

Fig. to have something irritate or displease someone. I don't like to have someone's words stick in my craw. He meant to have the problem stick in my craw and upset me.
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stick in your craw

to be unacceptable and therefore annoying to you She went to prison even though she was innocent - that case has stuck in my craw ever since.
Etymology: like something you cannot swallow, based on the literal meaning of craw ( the throat of a bird)
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stick in your craw

1. (old-fashioned) if a situation or someone's behaviour sticks in your craw, it annoys you, usually because you think it is wrong I do lots of jobs in the house but my brother says I'm lazy, and that really sticks in my craw.
2. (Australian) if someone sticks in your craw, they annoy you She sticks in my craw every time I have to deal with her.
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stick in one's craw

Also, stick in one's throat.
1. Be unable to say something, as in I meant to apologize but the words stuck in my craw. [Early 1600s]
2. Be so offensive that one can't tolerate it, as in That obscene art exhibit stuck in my throat. [Late 1600s]
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stick in (one's) craw

To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment.
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Pederson reported on the air that Craws was not truly a state-registered nonprofit organization, as Adams had claimed, and also that Adams "overstated the success" of the fundraiser and its donations.
Steve Jonsson, general manager of KKPT owner Signal Media, said the radio station stopped promoting Craws last week.
However, the following message, apparently from him, was posted to the Craws Facebook website Tuesday: "Thanks for all the overwhelming support Craws for a Cause received over the past week in light of one local TV station's negative smear campaign.
Speaking after hearing more money may be forthcoming James Craw said: "It's better but I still think it's a disgrace because they are not treating our boys like the men they followed into war.