pain in the butt


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pain in the butt

An especially irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious person, thing, or situation. You know, Jack, you may be my friend, but you can be a real pain in the butt sometimes! This calculus homework is a real pain in the butt. It's not that I don't understand it, it's just so tedious!
See also: butt, pain

pain-in-the-butt

(used before a noun) Very irritating, aggravating, or obnoxious. I've still got a few pain-in-the-butt jobs to do around the ranch before I can call it quits for the day. We're having Mary over for dinner tomorrow night. I just hope her pain-in-the-butt husband doesn't come along as well.

pain in the butt

verb
See also: butt, pain
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It's a pain in the butt, and you can quote me on that,'' he growled.
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I hate to be a pain in the butt, but, damn it, you have to fight back.
To get the mother starship downtown turned around to look our way once in a while, we all have to be a pain in the butt sometimes.
Meanwhile, Florence O'Connell will continue being a pain in the butt to the DWP because, like she says, Social Security doesn't care about sewer charges.