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Noun
Something which ruins or spoils everything else
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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.”
Noun
Something that ruins or spoils everything else
Noun
A difficult or tangled situation
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