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Difficult or tangled situations
Situations that require resolution
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“The only fly in the ointment is the project stuff which is so onerous it would ordinarily have had me eating my desk blotter with frustration.”
Plural for something that ruins or spoils everything else
Plural for a person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to put one at a disadvantage
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