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a burr in (one's) saddle

A source or cause of intense and persistent annoyance or irritation. The traffic delays resulting from construction of the new inter-city tramline has been a burr in residents' saddles for months now. I'm not trying to be a burr in your saddle; I'm just ensuring we are following the letter of the law every step of the way.
See also: burr, saddle

a burr under (one's) saddle

A source or cause of intense and persistent annoyance or irritation. The traffic delays resulting from construction of the new inter-city tramline has been a burr under residents' saddles for months now. I'm not trying to be a burr under your saddle; I'm just ensuring we are following the letter of the law every step of the way.
See also: burr, saddle

have a burr under (one's) saddle

To experience intense and persistent annoyance or irritation. Everybody who lives on this side of town has a burr under their saddle, thanks to the traffic delays from construction of the new inter-city tramline. After experiencing so much turbulence on her flight, Liz really had a burr under her saddle when she arrived in town.
See also: burr, have, saddle

have a burr under one's saddle

Rur. to be irritated by something. Joe has a burr under his saddle because Jane's going out with Bill tonight. Mary must have a burr under her saddle. She's been snapping at me all day.
See also: burr, have, saddle

a burr under (or in) your saddle

a persistent source of irritation. North American informal
See also: burr, saddle
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Burr's apparent reluctance to join this high-profile Senate panel, whose members are privy to top-secret information their colleagues are not, reflects a political identity that distinguishes him from the nakedly ambitious type A personalities who dominate the upper chamber.
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Burr's shot hit Hamilton's right side, about 4 inches above the hip, striking the ribs, passing through his liver and lodging in his spine.
Measurement of burr height and burnish depth was carried out using a SFB micrometer and Nikon SMZ745T Microscope combined with the pixilation method, respectively.
Burr said: "He's been excellent since he's been here, one or two of the boys that we have brought in have improved us but obviously it's a situation where the ones who have been here have got to start stepping up as well.
Ko and Dornfeld (1991) reported a similar situation in which the burr size was reduced when the cutting speed increased during the orthogonal cutting of the ductile material.
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On the basis of this information, Jefferson ordered army regulars and the militia to seize boats and stores provided for Burr's venture, arrest persons concerned, and suppress "the enterprise in its outset." (6) Because of presidential initiatives, the conspirators "cannot threaten serious danger to the city of New Orleans."' Several individuals associated with Burr, including Erick Bollman and Samuel Swartwout, were apprehended by the military and transferred to the East Coast for trial.
Noting that evidence available to historians (particularly foreign archives) was not available to prosecutors, Stewart credits Justice Marshall with making constitutional protections available even to one "as reviled as Aaron Burr." Yet, though Marshall won the legal battle, Jefferson was confident that the evidence "will satisfy the world, if not the judges" (224).
Now aged 31, Burr has found himself back behind bars after breaking into a house in Newcastle.
Burr, 54, will join the Blues initially until the end of the season with the possibility of staying on beyond that time, and will hope to lead the club out of the bottom four and to safety.
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