sore spot

sore spot

A topic that makes one angry or uncomfortable. Whatever you do, don't mention his ex-wife—his divorce is really a sore spot with him.
See also: sore, spot
References in classic literature ?
Just as it always seems that one bruises oneself on a sore place, so Stepan Arkadyevitch felt now that the conversation would by ill luck fall every moment on Alexey Alexandrovitch's sore spot. He would again have got his brother-in-law away, but Alexey Alexandrovitch himself inquired, with curiosity:
This lasted for a week, while father chuckled and said the book had touched a sore spot on capitalism.
But at the bottom of her heart there was a sore spot still, and the afternoon lessons dragged dismally.
The 2016 popular vote tally is a sore spot for Trump, as Clinton won the popular vote by (https://www.270towin.com/2016_Election/) almost 3 million.
However, the issue of cane arrears will continue to be a sore spot for the sector, given the structural issues in pricing, said Ind-Ra.
TWO Loughborough University alumni are tackling a sore spot for runners worldwide - with their range of underwear which combats chafing.
Its massive population is both its biggest strength as well as its most sensitive sore spot
There's a bit of bone near the skin's surface at the back of the ear and if the pads aren't just right, the pressure can really cause a sore spot and a headache.
And amid President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing, the US trade deficit with China swelled again, as crucial soybean exports - a sore spot for Republicans in next week's midterm elections - continued to suffer.
CLOVE OIL: A couple of drops applied directly to the sore spot works fast thanks to eugenol - a natural anaesthetic and anti-bacterial - which can also reduce inflammation in the mouth, left.
CLOVE OIL: A couple of drops applied directly to the sore spot works fast thanks to eugenol - a natural anaesthetic and antibacterial - which can also reduce inflammation in the mouth.
The so-called "baptism barrier" has become a sore spot, especially in Dublin and other urban areas where schools are often overcrowded.
That package continues to be a sore spot for village Trustee Paul Hoefert, who on Tuesday said it put the village at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating development plans with Nicholas.
The emails found on Weiner's computer are a sore spot for Clinton.
The concept of bundling has been a sore spot with many in the television industryand the MVPD universe.