One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘don't you find these long journeys a nuisance?’
source of annoyance, source of irritation, annoyance, inconvenience, bore, bother, irritant, problem, difficulty, trouble, trial, burden
pest, plague, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side
informal pain, pain in the neck, pain in the backside, headache, hassle, bind, drag, aggravation, menace
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
British informal, dated blister
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