pain in the ass


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pain in the ass

rude slang A person or thing that is extremely annoying or inconvenient. I know I need to renew my license, but dealing with the lines at the DMV is such a pain in the ass.
See also: ass, pain

pain-in-the-ass

(used before a noun) Very irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious. Primarily heard in US. I've still got a few pain-in-the-ass jobs to do around the farm before I can call it quits for the day. We're having Mary over for dinner tomorrow night. I just hope her pain-in-the-ass husband doesn't come along as well.

pain in the ass

 and a pain in the butt; a pain in the rear
Fig. a very annoying thing or person. (Crude. Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion. An elaboration of pain. Use caution with ass. Butt is less offensive. Rear is euphemistic.) That guy is a real pain in the ass. Things like that give me a pain in the butt.
See also: ass, pain

pain in the ass

and pain in the butt and pain in the rear
n. a very annoying thing or person. (Usually objectionable. An elaboration of pain. Rear is euphemistic.) You are a pain in the ass! Things like that give me a pain in the butt.
See also: ass, pain
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