be a pain in the arse

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be a pain in the arse

rude slang To be an especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, or situation. Primarily heard in UK. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the arse sometimes! This calculus homework is a real pain in the arse. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just so tedious!
See also: arse, pain
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BILLY DAVIES admits he can be a pain in the backside - but he is not about to change.
DAVID LYNN went into today's third round of the China Open hoping to be a pain in the backside for his opponents - and to overcome a pain in his own backside, writes Bruce Millington.