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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!"
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.
A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]
n. a major or principal annoyance or complaint. Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve.