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bête noire

noun [C] uk   /betˈnwɑːr/  us   /-ˈnwɑːr/ (plural bêtes noires /betˈnwɑːr/  us /-ˈnwɑːr/ )
a person or thing that you dislike very much or that annoys you: My particular bête noire is cigarette butts being left in half-empty glasses.
Translations of “bête noire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人厭惡的人(或物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人厌恶的人(或物)…
(Definition of bête noire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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