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Meaning of “thorn in your flesh/side” in the English Dictionary

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thorn in your flesh/side

a ​person or thing that ​repeatedlyannoys you or ​causes you ​pain: A ​relentlesscampaigner, he was a thorn in the government's ​side for a ​number of ​years.
(Definition of thorn in your flesh/side from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thorn in your flesh/side”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肉中刺,眼中钉…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肉中刺,眼中釘…
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