pain in the ass(redirected from a pain in the rear)
pain in the ass
rude slang An especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, or situation. Primarily heard in US. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the ass sometimes! This calculus homework is a pain in the ass. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just so tedious!
rude slang Very irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious. (Used before a noun.) Primarily heard in US. I've still got a few pain-in-the-ass jobs to do around the farm before I can call it quits for the day. We're having Mary over for dinner tomorrow night. I just hope her pain-in-the-ass husband doesn't come along as well.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
pain in the assand a pain in the butt; a pain in the rear
Fig. a very annoying thing or person. (Crude. Potentially offensive. Use only with discretion. An elaboration of pain. Use caution with ass. Butt is less offensive. Rear is euphemistic.) That guy is a real pain in the ass. Things like that give me a pain in the butt.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
pain in the assand pain in the butt and pain in the rear
n. a very annoying thing or person. (Usually objectionable. An elaboration of pain. Rear is euphemistic.) You are a pain in the ass! Things like that give me a pain in the butt.
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