One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘in 1966 Vietnam was becoming an irritant to the Labour government’
annoyance, irritation, source of irritation, source of vexation, source of annoyance, thorn in someone's flesh, thorn in someone's side, pinprick, pest, bother, trial, torment, plague, inconvenience, nuisance, menace
informal aggravation, peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
Scottish informal nyaff, skelf
North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr in someone's saddle, burr under someone's saddle
Australian informal fair cow
NZ Australian informal nark
British vulgar slang pain in the arse
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