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What is another word for thorn in the flesh?

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Noun
Something or someone that is a source of great and persistent annoyance
“In 2002, when perpetual roadblocks became a thorn in the flesh of Lusaka bus drivers, a strategy was mapped out in Chawama to end the problem.”
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A source of great torment or distress
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Agent noun of pester
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Something unavoidable that has to be endured
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A situation that requires resolution
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A person or thing that causes fear or alarm, whether real or imagined
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