a thorn in one's flesh


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  • thorn in one's flesh — constant irritant, something which is very bothersome and cannot be avoided or escaped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thorn\ in\ one's\ side — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thorn — n. 1 a stiff sharp pointed projection on a plant. 2 a thorn bearing shrub or tree. 3 the name of an Old English and Icelandic runic letter, = th. Phrases and idioms: on thorns continuously uneasy esp. in fear of being detected. thorn apple 1 a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thorn — n 1. prickle, Inf. prickler, point, barb, bar bule, spike, spicule, Zool. spiculum, spine, spinule, bristle, acicula; sticker, brier, Bot. apiculus, bur, burr, snag; nettle, bramble, cocklebur. 2. thorn in one’s flesh or side pain in the neck,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • thorn\ in\ the\ flesh — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thorn\ in\ the\ side — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thorn — [thôrn] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger dorn < IE * (s)ter , prickly plant (< base * ster , to be stiff) > Gr ternax, cactus stem] 1. a) a very short, hard, leafless branch or stem with a sharp point b) any small tree or shrub bearing thorns …   English World dictionary

  • thorn in the flesh — or[thorn in one s side] {n. phr.} Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. * /The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thorn in the flesh — or[thorn in one s side] {n. phr.} Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. * /The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thorn — [[t]θɔrn[/t]] n. 1) bot a hard, sharp outgrowth on a plant, esp. a sharp pointed aborted branch 2) pln a thorny tree or shrub, as the hawthorne 3) the wood of such a plant 4) ling. a runic character (þ), borrowed into the Latin alphabet and used… …   From formal English to slang

  • thorn — thornless, adj. thornlike, adj. /thawrn/, n. 1. a sharp excrescence on a plant, esp. a sharp pointed aborted branch; spine; prickle. 2. any of various thorny shrubs or trees, esp. the hawthorns belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family …   Universalium

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