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stick in (one's) craw

To rankle or irritate someone. It really sticks in my craw that he would lie and take all the credit for my idea!
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have (something) stick in one's craw

Fig. to have something irritate or displease someone. I don't like to have someone's words stick in my craw. He meant to have the problem stick in my craw and upset me.
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stick in one's craw

Also, stick in one's throat.
1. Be unable to say something, as in I meant to apologize but the words stuck in my craw. [Early 1600s]
2. Be so offensive that one can't tolerate it, as in That obscene art exhibit stuck in my throat. [Late 1600s]
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stick in your craw


stick in the craw

If something sticks in your craw or sticks in the craw, you cannot accept it because it upsets you or you think it is wrong. What really sticks in my craw is the way the competition ended. There are those for whom Lapierre's appetite for self-publicity sticks in the craw.
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stick in your craw

make you angry or irritated.
Literally, this phrase means ‘stick in your throat’. A craw is the crop of a bird or insect; the transferred sense of the word to refer to a person's gullet, originally humorous, is now almost entirely confined to this expression. Compare with stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
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stick in your ˈthroat/ˈcraw/ˈgullet

(informal) if something sticks in your throat, it is difficult or impossible to agree with or accept: It really sticks in my throat that I get paid less than the others for doing the same job.
See also: craw, gullet, stick, throat

stick in (one's) craw

To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment.
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Pederson reported on the air that Craws was not truly a state-registered nonprofit organization, as Adams had claimed, and also that Adams "overstated the success" of the fundraiser and its donations.
Steve Jonsson, general manager of KKPT owner Signal Media, said the radio station stopped promoting Craws last week.
However, the following message, apparently from him, was posted to the Craws Facebook website Tuesday: "Thanks for all the overwhelming support Craws for a Cause received over the past week in light of one local TV station's negative smear campaign.
Speaking after hearing more money may be forthcoming James Craw said: "It's better but I still think it's a disgrace because they are not treating our boys like the men they followed into war.