pet hate


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pet hate

Fig. something that is disliked intensely and is a constant or repeated annoyance. My pet hate is being put on hold on the telephone. Another pet hate of mine is having to stand in line.
See also: hate, pet

somebody's pet hate

  (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)
something that you do not like at all A pet hate of ours is telephone salesmen who phone just as we're sitting down to watch TV. Cleaning the bathroom is my pet peeve.
See also: hate, pet
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Of the 1,500 quizzed, 55 per cent said their pet hate from home was the weather, 39 per cent said it was MPs, 37 per cent named traffic.
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This is a pet hate of mine and I'm glad the council is taking a firm approach to this disgusting problem.
Gwyneth also opens up about Robert's pet hate saying he doesn't like her wearing high heels, because he wants to be taller than her.
I am filled with a spontaneous, implacable fury" - Actress Diana Quick says bad driving is her pet hate.
The sidelined jockey gets more than he bargained for on a trip to the hospital cowellracing Pet hate of mine, putting the bins out.
The top pet hate was tailgating - driving too close to the car in front - which was cited by 30%, closely followed by talking on a mobile phone whilst driving by 26%.
THOSE grumpy old C-list celebs turn their jaundiced eye on the subject of holidays and, unlike most of the tiresome TV tirades, there's a pet hate for travellers of just about any age.
My other pet hate is garden gates, I hate having to close them.
IT IS a pet hate of mine that at the start of every year the next holiday starts getting advertised.
She should certainly improve again Pet hate 1 Fillies and mares having their campaigns dictated by the quest for black type.
On Big Brother, 46-year-old Tina has told housemates how another pet hate is the London celebrity circuit.
The top pet hate was tailgating, which was cited by 30%, closely followed by talking on a mobile phone while driving by 26%.
WELSH drivers say speeding motorists are their number one pet hate While North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom has been vilified for his antispeeding campaign, it seems secretly many drivers share his opinion about those who cannot keep below the speed limits.
The second worst pet hate was motorists who weave inand out of lanes of traffic while a special mention was also made of tailgating.