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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Sadly, injuries proved to be the bane of his life once again and, as a result, it means he has to move, but it goes without saying that everyone who has had dealings with Aurelio - a top player and top man - will wish him all the best .
For as long as the farmer could remember, a spring at the bottom of the yard had been the bane of his life.
As England Under-21 manager Peter Taylor gathers his young charges for the must-win clash with Switzerland in Lucerne on Wednesday, he is relieved to know 17-year-old Walcott is not one of the cluster of drop-outs that has been the bane of his life in his tenure of the job.
The County Kildare Deputy says the electronic messages are becoming the bane of his life.
The bane of his life was his senile mother and his rebellious daughter, leaving his corrupt "waste disposal" business way down his list of worries.
The goalkeeper, who is on loan from Liverpool to Wigan, said the bet had become the bane of his life.
The bane of his life was the cross-dressing Bombardier `Gloria' Beaumont, played by Melvyn Hayes and `Mr La- de-dah Gunner Graham', played by John Clegg.