a pain in the neckINFORMAL
Meaning: You can say someone is a pain in the neck if they annoy you, or something is a pain in the neck if you don't like doing it.
- Lenny's being a pain in the neck today. He keeps interrupting me while I'm trying to work.
- It's a real pain in the neck when you're trying to get some sleep on the train and people keep shouting into their mobile phones all around you.
Mark's being a pain in the neck this morning, so
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Contributor: Matt Errey