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.
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pain in the butt

verb
See also: butt, pain
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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VHS tapes, like those for movies, were ergonomic pains in the butt and, despite some valiant attempts at noise reduction, were, er, plagued by tape hiss.
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