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Meaning of “a pain (in the neck)” in the English Dictionary

"a pain (in the neck)" in British English

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a pain (in the neck)

informalB2 someone or something that is very ​annoying: That ​child is a real pain in the ​neck.
(Definition of a pain (in the neck) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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a pain (in the neck)

infml someone or something that is ​annoying or ​difficult to ​deal with: One of my ​students is a ​real pain in the ​neck.
(Definition of a pain (in the neck) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a pain (in the neck)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极其讨厌的人(或事物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極其討厭的人(或事物)…
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