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bane of (one's) existence

The source or cause of one's misfortune, unhappiness, frustration, or anxiety, usually used hyperbolically. I swear, this project is the bane of my existence. I've been working on it for months and still haven't made any real progress! Jane has been constantly annoying me all week. She's been the bane of my very existence!
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rickle o' banes

A Scottish phrase used to describe someone who is extremely thin. A "rickle" is a group of something, while "banes" are bones. You've just become a rickle o' banes during your time abroad, so I'm going to make all of your favorite meals now that you're home.
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the bane of (one's) life

The source or cause of one's misfortune, unhappiness, frustration, or anxiety, usually used hyperbolically. I swear, this project is the bane of my life. I've been working on it for months and still haven't made any real progress! Jane has been constantly annoying me all week. She's been the bane of my life!
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the bane of somebody’s ˈlife/eˈxistence

a person or thing that makes somebody’s life unpleasant or unhappy: That car is always breaking down! It’s the bane of my life. OPPOSITE: a ray of sunshine
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bane of one's existence, the

The agent of one’s ruin or misery; a thorn in the flesh. The earliest meaning of the noun bane was “murderer” and was so used in Beowulf (ca. a.d. 800). A somewhat later meaning was “poison,” which survives as part of the names of various poisonous plants, such as henbane or wolf’s bane. The current sense, an agent of ruin, dates from the late 1500s. Today it is almost always used hyperbolically, as in “The new secretary loses all my messages; she’s become the bane of my existence.”
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Raleigh, NC, October 23, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Chef's Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, has announced that Chef Jeffrey Bane, Morrisville campus president and national dean, will join The American Culinary Federation (ACF) North Carolina Board of Directors beginning in January 2014.
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Freshman Michael Bane of North Grafton added five goals and an assist, senior Devan Maher of Leominster chipped in with three goals and junior Steve Delahanty and junior Nicholas Kokich each had a goal and an assist for the Bison.
Bane (public policy and management, Harvard U., US) and Zenteno (sociology, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico) bring together scholars from the United States and Mexico to examine the North American experience with macro-level policies and poverty.
Coventry Bears: Hyslop, Hereshny, Pratt, Ashford, Power, McBride, Clendenning- Fenton, Howitt, Smith, Booth, Wright, Jarvis, Bane; bench from Grime, Robinson, Stevens, Sutcliffe, Barron, Watts.
Carlton Advisory Services executives Neil Bane and Ruth Barone arranged and closed $21 million of A/B structure financing on behalf of a New York City-based investor from a "one-stop-shop" portfolio lender at 88% of total cost for "Kettering Tower," the tallest and largest building in Dayton, Ohio.
The long, strong stems make several different kinds of leopard's bane first-class, both for cutting and as border plants, where they mix specially well with the green bracts of euphorbia.
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