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fly in the ointment

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Synonyms of fly in the ointment

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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“Fly in the ointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fly%20in%20the%20ointment. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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