the black ox has trod upon (one's) toe

the black ox has trod upon (one's) toe

proverb obsolete One has been beset upon by trouble or misfortune. "Black ox" here refers to Satan. I am in low spirits, for the black ox has trod upon my toe since last we met.
See also: black, ox, toe, trod, upon
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