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English definition of “thorn in your flesh/side”

thorn in your flesh/side

a person or thing that repeatedly annoys you or causes you pain : A relentless campaigner , he was a thorn in the government's side for a number of years .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of thorn in your flesh/side from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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