a thorn in the/someone's flesh/side

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: a person or thing that repeatedly annoys someone or something or causes problems He's been a thorn in my side for years. a thorn in the side of the industry

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“A thorn in the/someone's flesh/side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20thorn%20in%20the%2Fsomeone%27s%20flesh%2Fside. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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