sore spot

sore spot

A topic that makes one angry or uncomfortable. Whatever you do, don't mention his ex-wife—his divorce is really a sore spot with him.
See also: sore, spot
References in classic literature ?
Just as it always seems that one bruises oneself on a sore place, so Stepan Arkadyevitch felt now that the conversation would by ill luck fall every moment on Alexey Alexandrovitch's sore spot.
This lasted for a week, while father chuckled and said the book had touched a sore spot on capitalism.
But at the bottom of her heart there was a sore spot still, and the afternoon lessons dragged dismally.
This will be a particularly sore spot for Hope, because she was always insecure about how close Rafe was to his ex, and how he would do things for her, seemingly at the drop of a hat.
The high import duty on Harley-Davidson bikes has been a sore spot for the US President, who reiterated his displeasure, saying the US was "getting nothing" out of the recent tariff cut from 100 percent to 50 percent.
The emails found on Weiner's computer are a sore spot for Clinton.
Goalkeeper This has been a sore spot for the Fire this year.
The concept of bundling has been a sore spot with many in the television industryand the MVPD universe.
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Although Marwan was killed, the cost in terms of lives lost turned out to be a disaster that nearly caused the collapse of the government peace process with the Milf/Moro rebels and a sore spot in the collective consciousness of Filipinos tired of conflict.
Added airline fees have been a sore spot for travelers since American Airlines began charging to check bags seven years ago, but they are here to stay.
For Minoso's many admirers, his absence from the Hall of Fame remains a sore spot.
Respecting IP rights has long been a sore spot between China and the United States.
Shklovskii, 'Pulkovo Observatory had long been a sore spot in the eyes of the Leningrad authorities.
The criticism from Warsi, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants to Britain who speaks fluent Urdu, Punjabi and Gujarati, will hit a sore spot for Cameron.