Pain in the ass

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Definition

to be a pain in the ass (US), arse (UK): to be annoying, difficult, stressful
idiom
Philip can be a real pain in the ass sometimes. Last night I went to the bathroom and came back to find that he'd drunk my beer.

Examples

  • "I hear those type of procedures can really be a pain in the ass."

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