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1‘parking in the city centre is a hassle’
inconvenience, bother, nuisance, problem, struggle, difficulty, annoyance, irritation, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, bane of one's life
informal trials and tribulations, fuss, trouble
informal aggravation, aggro, stress, headache, pain, pain in the backside, pain in the neck
North American informal pain in the butt
British informal, vulgar slang pain in the arse
2‘you'd better not get into a hassle with that guy’
disagreement, quarrel, argument, dispute, altercation, squabble, wrangle, shouting match, difference of opinion, contretemps, falling-out, war of words
North American informal fight, tussle, struggle, fracas, free-for-all, brawl
Australian North American Irish informal donnybrook
North American informal tiff, set-to, run-in, spat, scrap, dust-up
North American British informal row, barney, slanging match, ding-dong, bust-up, bit of argy-bargy, ruck
Scottish North American informal rammy
North American informal rhubarb
North American informal, archaic broil, miff
Scottish North American archaic, informal threap, collieshangie
1‘they were hassling him to pay up’
harass, pester, nag, go on at, keep on at, keep after, badger, hound, harry, harp on at, chivvy, trouble, bother, worry, torment, annoy, plague, bedevil, persecute
informal bug, give someone a hard time, get in someone's hair, get on someone's case, get on someone's back, breathe down someone's neck
Northern English informal mither
North American informal devil, ride
Australian NZ informal heavy
informal, rare discommode
leave in peace
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