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pet peeve

An issue that causes one frequent and recurring annoyance. It's always been my pet peeve when cars turn without using their signals. It drive me crazy! A: "Ugh, I hate it when people talk during a movie." B: "Oh, I know, that's my pet peeve, too!"
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pet peeve

Fig. a frequent annoyance; one's "favorite" or most often encountered annoyance. My pet peeve is someone who always comes into the theater after the show has started. Drivers who don't signal are John's pet peeve.
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pet peeve

A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]
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pet peeve

n. a major or principal annoyance or complaint. Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve.
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The government's tactics when it gets peeved at a product can be extreme, as in the 1950s, when scientific papers of the psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich were burned by the government in the course of stopping the sale of a device he sold that it judged fraudulent.
A recent poll by Money magazine found that more Americans are peeved about credit card interest rates than about federal income taxes--83 percent to 62 percent respectively.
Suffice to say she's pretty peeved at whichever fella this is aimed at.
Feeling peeved, I pointed out I was parked in a parent/child space and, since I had my child with me, was entitled to to so.
PEEVED pensioners in Handsworth Wood are demanding that a site which has been set aside for the community should be given to them.
She's particularly peeved that Kathleen is sharing her father's bed and dividing his attention.
But if she's unwilling to be up front about why she's peeved and give you an opportunity to work it out, you're simply not responsible for her less-than-sunny disposition.
Peeved that he didn't think of the idea first, his opposite number is then said to have done the same.
The peeved Pole was shattered after his side crumbled in the 2-1 defeat at Parkhead and said: "It's difficult to say what happened to us.
STILL peeved about three county supervisors caving in to a lawsuit threat from the ACLU and striking a tiny cross from the Los Angeles County seal?
A number of players, particularly those from Rhode, were peeved that Connor was given the job ahead of Stephen Darby last autumn.
And, the peeved senator added, ``We stressed that a local consulate official was sufficient.
Charis said: "I'm absolutely delighted but obviously peeved that they've drawn a yellow line over my space now.
Well, don't look to the NFL, where it's hard to find someone who's not peeved with someone or about something.