flies in the ointment

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plural of fly in the ointment
as in difficulties
something that makes a situation more complicated or difficult The delay in the delivery of our appliances was a fly in the ointment during our kitchen renovation.

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“Flies in the ointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flies%20in%20the%20ointment. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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