stick in (one's) craw

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stick in (one's) craw

To rankle or irritate one. It really sticks in my craw that he would lie and take all the credit for my idea!
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stick in one's craw

Also, stick in one's throat.
1. Be unable to say something, as in I meant to apologize but the words stuck in my craw. [Early 1600s]
2. Be so offensive that one can't tolerate it, as in That obscene art exhibit stuck in my throat. [Late 1600s]
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stick in your craw

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stick in the craw

If something sticks in your craw or sticks in the craw, you cannot accept it because it upsets you or you think it is wrong. What really sticks in my craw is the way the competition ended. There are those for whom Lapierre's appetite for self-publicity sticks in the craw.
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stick in your craw

make you angry or irritated.
Literally, this phrase means ‘stick in your throat’. A craw is the crop of a bird or insect; the transferred sense of the word to refer to a person's gullet, originally humorous, is now almost entirely confined to this expression. Compare with stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
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stick in (one's) craw

To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment.
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ALL right, I know I'm a nasty old cow but the sight of all these celebs doing their bit for Haiti is beginning to stick in my craw.
And some how, when I know 450 jobs have been axed and 13 stores closed the idea of their food tends to stick in my craw.
The one thing that does stick in my craw though is this notion of poor, wee, persecuted Celtic we're expected to buy into.
Affable, shuffling, cute, they stick in my craw like fish bones.
I'm straight Out of the minstrel show tradition--which makes this whole "ownership" business stick in my craw even more.
It would stick in my craw if the Home Office showed flexibility for him when they stand firm in other more deserving cases.