pain in the arse


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pain in the arse

An especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, or situation. Primarily heard in UK. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the arse sometimes! This calculus homework is a real pain in the arse. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just so tedious!
See also: arse, pain
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Gallas groaned: "I'm starting to feel sick of us being paired against Arsenal, they are a real pain in the arse.
Cut to Frank Maloney, Lennox Lewis's manager at the time he beat Bruno, who said: "She was a pain in the arse to deal with.
Can you think of anything more uplifting than telling your loved one: "I'm just off to attack Thatcher's buttocks with a needle, making the bitch realise what she is to everyone else - a horrendous pain in the arse.