pain in the butt

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pain in the butt

An especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, or situation. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the butt sometimes! This calculus homework is a real pain in the butt. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just so tedious!
See also: butt, pain

pain in the butt

verb
See also: butt, pain
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VHS tapes, like those for movies, were ergonomic pains in the butt and, despite some valiant attempts at noise reduction, were, er, plagued by tape hiss.
The pair who just a few months ago seemed sweet and unworldly have mutated into supersonic pains in the butt who've become so self-important they have hired minders to go on holiday with them to Philadelphia.