sore spot

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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.
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We love having friends and kids over for barbecue, but it's become a sore spot over the years with neglect of the landscaping and patchy grass, which also causes major bug problems.
The new job will give him more direct contact with the bank's large corporate clients and relieves him of many of the managerial duties of his former post, which company insiders confirm had become a sore spot for both Ogunlesi and new CSFB Chief Executive Brady Dougan, to whom he will now report directly.
Keefer's complaint hit a sore spot in many circles.
The ulcer may be the result of infection in the tooth, a sore spot under a denture, or a viral infection.