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. It is the cross I have to bear.
He was the bane of my life, the curse laid upon me by Providence.
John said: "We didn't have the thing that has been the bane of my life in natural history film-making: you see something interesting, you drive to get there and then you set up the camera and it stops.
It's the bane of my life waiting for people who can't work a self-checkout!
"Motorcycle disorder is pretty much the bane of my life," Inspector Nick Gjorven told a meeting of Sunderland City Council's Coalfield Area Committee.
I can recall when I arrived here to settle five years ago, I was shocked how filthy and untidy roadsides were -- paper, discarded plastic bottles (the bane of my life) and food wrappers just dropped along the streets.
of realise Noisy cinema audiences are the bane of my life. Don't they realise some people are trying to record the film...?
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell "The bane of my life is the bear hug followed by a sloppy kiss on the cheek from total strangers."
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.
Sunny Punia, who was caught up in traffic jams on the M62 on Monday and Tuesday this week, simply said, using an angry face emoticon: "Here we go again!" 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.
Unfortunately, the bane of my life is almost upon me, the dreaded Packed Lunch planning.
Mike Smethers, Bristol: Ivy is the bane of my life. It has damaged walls badly.
"They are the f***ing bane of my life. I get people who just take pictures of me with their camera phone while I'm having dinner.
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."