royal pain


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royal pain

n. someone or something irritating; a severe annoyance. Her questions were a royal pain, but I had to answer them as part of my job.
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But she's still nudging 90 so it must be a right royal pain in the backside to drag oneself from one's bed and allow oneself to be powdered, preened and put in front of a crowd of waving subjects day after weary day.
Presenting you with a right rIGHT ROYAL PAIN royal pain are the Sun, Venus and Mars as they highlight someone who is far from what you'd call quiet or suffering from low self-esteem.
It's a royal pain having to be responsible not only for myself (which is required regardless if I was a submissive or a Dominant), but having to be responsible for those who I play with.
Getting the flu, for example, is a royal pain in the rear at any time - but particularly if it lays you out for a week of drinking and dancing.
MY other half works in retail and realises the importance of the old adage, "The customer is always right" - even if customer is a royal pain the butt with more front than the North Wales coast.
Remarkably assured and confident off the pitch, he is a royal pain in the posterior on it, with his unrelenting physicality and combativeness.
This is not easy for me to admit, but there are times when I know I''m a royal pain in the nappy area to him.
How appropriate that a royal pain would be so nobly entitled.
The good news is price buyers are a royal pain and have no loyalty to any establishment, so who needs them?
Indeed, springtime here is a royal pain to dress for, what with the weather changing at least five times a day.
Fair play, she was definitely a right royal pain in the backside.
This is to keep you and your offspring away from us because they are generally a royal pain, aggravated by the frequency at which parents seem to switch off and let their children run wild so they can have a moment of peace, at the expense of everyone else trying to enjoy a quiet meal and perhaps a bit of conversation.
It is a difficult line to tread between not caring about your child's education and being a royal pain in the teacher's behind.
He notes that lifeboat drills that occur at the start of every cruise is Oa good safety protocolO but one that Ois a royal pain in the ass -- an important pain, but a pain nonetheless.
ROYAL PAIN A ban for careless riding on Frozen Fire could see Johnny Murtagh missing two days of Ascot