pet hate


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pet hate

A source of annoyance for one; a pet peeve. Ugh, my pet hate is people who chew with their mouths open.
See also: hate, pet

pet hate

Fig. something that is disliked intensely and is a constant or repeated annoyance. My pet hate is being put on hold on the telephone. Another pet hate of mine is having to stand in line.
See also: hate, pet

your, his, etc. pet ˈhate

(British English) (American English your, his, etc. pet ˈpeeve) something that you particularly dislike: She didn’t mind people smoking, but her pet hate was people blowing smoke in her face.
See also: hate, pet
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IT was most enlightening to read in the Farm and Country-Section of the Daily Post (June 22) that Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Minister has a pet hate of cyclists riding on pavements when she is walking to theWelsh Assembly.
Such things should be private" Dancer Wayne Sleep on his pet hate
Politicians who talk as though they are experts when in fact they know nothing" - Celebrity chef Michel Roux Sr on his pet hate.
They are always so out of control that there is danger in the air" - Camp comedian Julian Clary on his pet hate.
Of the 1,500 quizzed, 55 per cent said their pet hate from home was the weather, 39 per cent said it was MPs, 37 per cent named traffic.
This is a pet hate of mine and I'm glad the council is taking a firm approach to this disgusting problem.
Gwyneth also opens up about Robert's pet hate saying he doesn't like her wearing high heels, because he wants to be taller than her.
The sidelined jockey gets more than he bargained for on a trip to the hospital cowellracing Pet hate of mine, putting the bins out.
The top pet hate was tailgating - driving too close to the car in front - which was cited by 30%, closely followed by talking on a mobile phone whilst driving by 26%.
THOSE grumpy old C-list celebs turn their jaundiced eye on the subject of holidays and, unlike most of the tiresome TV tirades, there's a pet hate for travellers of just about any age.
IT IS a pet hate of mine that at the start of every year the next holiday starts getting advertised.
Eric Stonestreet, Steve Coogan and Lake Bell are great fun but our pet hate Kevin Hart never stops shouting.
She should certainly improve again Pet hate 1 Fillies and mares having their campaigns dictated by the quest for black type.
On Big Brother, 46-year-old Tina has told housemates how another pet hate is the London celebrity circuit.