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

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"thorn in your side" in American English

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thorn in your side

also thorn in the side of someone

someone or something that continually causes problems for you:

Money problems have been a thorn in our side since the day we got married.
Health inspectors are a thorn in the side of most restaurants.

(Definition of “thorn in your side” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)