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an awkward customer

A troublesome person. I don't want Joe to join the club, he's just such an awkward customer.
See also: awkward, customer
References in classic literature ?
Whilst he was biding his time, the Chinese and the brutes out in Africa, the Moors and what-not, awkward customers all of them, were so convinced that he was something more than mortal, that they respected his flag, saying that God would be displeased if any one meddled with it.
Galahad is an awkward customer,hard to catch clean.
The premiers laughed off a question about whether Mr Hollande had been a "more awkward customer" than German chancellor Angela Merkel, who Mrs May met in Berlin on Wednesday.
Finding life difficult against Stepanek, a former top-10 player known as an awkward customer, was one thing but this was quite another.
He said that Snowden's offender manager had described him as "a little bit of an awkward customer".
I got the feeling I was being seen as an awkward customer at this point, more so when his mate lost the CD I'd just handed him to put through the till.
He had been a deliberately awkward customer and I had allowed him to get under my skin a bit.
Anderson, who joined countrymen Peter Wright and Robert Thornton in the next stage, knows his game will have to improve if he is to live up to the billing of potential champion although he is unlikely to face such an awkward customer again.
A striker of grace and beauty, the big man is most definitely not, but he can be an awkward customer, sometimes even for the opponents.
His unorthodox style, throwing punches from different angles, makes him an awkward customer and he has age on his side being almost five years younger than Lindsay.
How strange it is that the archetypal awkward customer wears designer label suits, drives the latest model in imported cars and can afford cutting-edge technology in the form of an i-phone with time travel app.
Like Troicki, Ivan Ljubicic is a tall and awkward customer and champion Nadal will have to continue his gradual improvement during the second grand slam of the year to stave off the Croat and join Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
After hearing evidence for six days (six days!), the tribunal panel decided she'd merely patted Greek-born Mr Kalomoiris on the back to reassure him while he dealt A WIDOW a claim her husband's human rights breached - with an awkward customer.
Since he had to suffer Margaret Thatcher at uncomfortably close quarters it may be that his elegant prose about another awkward customer was sympathetically informed not only by insider experience of the political process but also by the sheer joy of survival.
Simon, though, showed in his victory against Federer that he could be an awkward customer and a change in tactics shifted the balance of the match.