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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Some programs handle this scaling behind the scenes; for most others, you have to scale in FFmpeg, which is a royal pain from a time and disk-space perspective.
Conservatives taunted him for weeks for allegedly kowtowing to the monarch," Crowley noted in an article titled "Obama's royal pain.
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.
A royal pain with a red balloon strays from a fair and into an abandoned marionette auditorium where several spooky kooky puppets (called Squickerwonkers) reside.
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.
If you have a lot of them, it's a royal pain to replace alkaline batteries every year.
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.