a thorn in someone's side (or flesh)

a thorn in someone's side (or flesh)
a source of continual annoyance or trouble.
thorn

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • thorn in someone's side — noun A persistent annoyance. Syn: thorn in the flesh …   Wiktionary

  • a thorn in someone's side — (or flesh) a source of continual annoyance or trouble the pastor has long been a thorn in the side of the regime …   Useful english dictionary

  • a thorn in someone's side — ► a thorn in someone s side (or flesh) a source of continual annoyance or trouble. Main Entry: ↑thorn …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) thorn in someone's side — a thorn in someone’s side/flesh/ phrase a person or thing that causes a lot of problems for someone She aims to be a thorn in the side of large global corporations. Thesaurus: people and things that cause worry or problemshyponym people who cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a thorn in someone's side — be a thorn in (someone s) flesh/side someone or something that keeps annoying you or causing you trouble. A relentless campaigner, he was a thorn in the government s side for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • a thorn in someone's flesh — ► a thorn in someone s side (or flesh) a source of continual annoyance or trouble. Main Entry: ↑thorn …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) thorn in someone's flesh — a thorn in someone’s side/flesh/ phrase a person or thing that causes a lot of problems for someone She aims to be a thorn in the side of large global corporations. Thesaurus: people and things that cause worry or problemshyponym people who cause …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a thorn in someone's flesh — be a thorn in (someone s) flesh/side someone or something that keeps annoying you or causing you trouble. A relentless campaigner, he was a thorn in the government s side for years …   New idioms dictionary

  • thorn — ► NOUN 1) a stiff, sharp pointed woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant. 2) a thorny bush, shrub, or tree. 3) an Old English and Icelandic runic letter, þ or Þ, eventually superseded by th. ● a thorn in someone s side (or flesh) Cf …   English terms dictionary

  • thorn — noun 1》 a stiff, sharp pointed woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant. 2》 a thorny bush, shrub, or tree, especially a hawthorn. 3》 an Old English and Icelandic runic letter, þ or Þ, representing the dental fricatives δ and θ,… …   English new terms dictionary

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