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"bane" in British English

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uk   us   /beɪn/
the bane of sth a ​cause of ​continuoustrouble or ​unhappiness: Keeping ​noiselevelslow is the bane of ​airportadministration. That ​cat is the bane of my ​life!
(Definition of bane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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banenoun [U]

 us   /beɪn/
something that is ​particularlyeffective in causing you ​trouble or ​worry: Instead of doing his ​homework, my ​son is always ​playingcomputergames – they’re the bane of my ​existence these ​days.
(Definition of bane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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