bane of (one's) existence

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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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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
See also: bane, existence, life, of
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While The Troubles hangs over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own - she is terrible with boys, is convinced nobody understands her, and her best friends Clare and Michelle, along with the bane of her existence - 'weirdo' cousin Orla - cause her no end of problems.
Elevator pitch: Fate plays matchmaker between a movie sound director who sees visions of his future and a jilted bride whose name has been the bane of her existence.
There is no way she will be kissing Hayden, the bane of her existence.
She deals with things daily that would make my stomach do somersaults, but mice are the bane of her existence.
With the youngest, Roberta (twins Aila McCubbing and Zanti McCubbing), still in diapers, the pic focuses primarily on overachieving teen Beatrice, better known as Beezus, and the hyperactive 9-year-old she sees as the bane of her existence, Ramona.
Jason Abernathy is a nuisance and the bane of her existence.