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Noun: pain in the neck
Usage: informal
  1. A bothersome annoying person
    "that kid is a terrible pain in the neck";
    - pain, nuisance
  2. Something or someone that causes annoyance, inconvenience, or makes life more difficult
    "a bit of a pain in the neck";
    - annoyance, bother, botheration [informal], pain, infliction, irritation, nuisance

Derived forms: pains in the neck

Type of: disagreeable person, negative stimulus, unpleasant person

Encyclopedia: Pain in the neck