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!
See also: bane, life, of
References in classic literature ?
I am your faithful slave and to you alone I can confess that my children are the bane of my life.
He was the bane of my life, the curse laid upon me by Providence.
Fake health news is the bane of my life and there's a lot of it about.
The IDMi Guides continue to be the bane of my life, so I have cut them back to the basics while we wait for OEMs and the larger distributors to let us know the tech-specs of the kit.
Meanwhile, Laura Marshall, added: "The M62 is the bane of my life.
Javan | "I am always a bit wary with hamstrings because they were the bane of my life when I was playing and I know what they are like, but it is looking unlikely he will be ready for Saturday, possibly Tuesday as well.
Mike Smethers, Bristol: Ivy is the bane of my life.
Diabetes was the bane of my life, but I haven't had an insulin injection since the operation.
Q I'M a 15-year-old girl and have got massive boobs - but they are the bane of my life.
Holly Mcnamara, 25, a legal secretary from Eston, said: "I would drive one because you wouldn't have to pay for petrol any more, which is the bane of my life at the moment.
A year ago it was the bane of my life," said Gareth, 34.
He said: "I love this house and I've looked after it for years, but that plot of land is the bane of my life.
Scott Whyment, landlord of The Merchants Inn in Little Church Street, Rugby, said: "I would impose a ban if we were a rural place because mobile phones are the bane of my life but commercially, it is completely unviable.
A couple of years ago I never thought I would be hankering after sofas that were the bane of my life as a kid (the embarrassment of those brown swirls when all I wanted was some kind of hi-tech Jetsons-style sofa) but of course in interiors as in fashions what goes arounda
SHOES are the absolute bane of my life in that being a wheelchair user there is no real need for me to wear them apart from the social convention and unwritten rule that states that it is not acceptable to go out into the world in just a pair of socks.