the bane of (one's) life

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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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Later, the bane of her life reappears and violently attacks Jo, accusing her of calling the police.
Karen said that without private insurance, waiting lists can be the bane of her life.
For one poor woman, dieting had become the bane of her life, and though she thought she was doing a fine job cutting out chocolate and crisps, she got a big surprise when cameras filmed her sleepwalking into the kitchen and scoffing food before clambering back into bed.