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

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"thorn in your flesh/side" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “thorn in your flesh/side” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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