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pet peeve

A typically minor issue that causes one frequent and recurring annoyance. It's always been my pet peeve when cars turn without using their signals. It drives me crazy! A: "Ugh, I hate it when people talk during a movie." B: "Oh, I know, that's my pet peeve, too!"
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pet peeve

Fig. a frequent annoyance; one's "favorite" or most often encountered annoyance. My pet peeve is someone who always comes into the theater after the show has started. Drivers who don't signal are John's pet peeve.
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pet peeve

A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]
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pet peeve

n. a major or principal annoyance or complaint. Dirty dishes in restaurants are my pet peeve.
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pet peeve, one's

One’s favorite gripe, a recurring source of annoyance. The noun peeve is what linguists call a back formation from the adjective peevish, but its ultimate derivation, as well as that of pet, is apparently unknown. The pairing of the two, an Americanism, dates from the early 1900s.
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The first person stops talking, and the second person will begin ranting about their Pet Peeve.
The idea behind the pet peeve battle was to draw people to view and "like" TransLink's Facebook page with a fun and interactive concept, one that hits on a sensitive topic of great interest to customers.
One of my all-time favorite peeves is the quintessential: "But you did not put so and so in the report." For instance, I did not explicitly say that the aorta was not torn in the trauma patient.
NEW YORK -- More than two in five women regard unwanted facial hair as one of their most distressing "pet beauty peeves," according to an on-line survey recently conducted by Yankelovich Partners along with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
It's hard to give up a peeve, especially a pet one.
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One pet peeve of mine is the increasingly common use of the redundant terms "front shoulder" and "rear ham." We know which end the shoulders and hams are on.
Warnings against sickled passes, a pet peeve of Gedeon's, are dispersed with other verbal reminders, "ankles up, arches up" and placement checks, "long back, stomach in, straight supporting leg," that precede each exercise.
News photographers prepare their remote cameras; Bud Mann of Altoona, Florida and his pet, Peeve, settle in for the night so they can watch the launch; A NASA technician works above the shuttle as it sits on Launch Pad 39B; Clockwise from left, spectators gather along the Port Canaveral barge canal at sunrise in advance of the scheduled launch; Japanese specialist Soichi Noguchi holds a card saying ``Out to Launch'' before entering the shuttle; the crew - pilot James Kelly, mission specialist Wendy Lawrence, centre, and commander Eileen Collins, front right.
My second pet peeve, is when things are not returned to the place they came from.
In 2011, she got annoyed with 23-year-old Taylor's false modesty and said: "My biggest pet peeve about Taylor is that she walks on stage in front of 25,000 people and still goes, 'Me?
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A multifaceted perspective on Joan's career and personal life is provided by an inspired assortment of interviews, including playright and rabid Crawford fan Charles Busch, director and former lover Vincent Sherman (who admits to giving Joan a well-deserved slap in the face), costars Betsy Palmer and Diane Baker, and Christina herself, who reveals the origin of Joan's most notorious pet peeve: When Joan was a child, her impoverished mother was forced to take a job at a laundry, where the family lived in a cramped back room full of--yes!--wire hangers!
As a patient, you undoubtedly have a list of pet peeves concerning your doctors, such as when they make you wait for appointments or won't spend as much time as you'd like.