pain in the hole

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pain in the hole

rude slang An especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, act, or situation. Primarily heard in Ireland. The application process is such a pain in the hole that most people don't even bother. The way this oven is built makes it a total pain in the hole to clean. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the hole sometimes!
See also: hole, pain
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