thorn in the flesh love

thorn in the flesh

Definitions

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  • n. A persistent difficulty or something very annoying that will not go away.

Etymologies

With reference to the Bible 2nd Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, chapter 12, verse 7. 2 Corinthians 12.7 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That the religious took it in turns and always in pairs to supervise games and physical training lessons was a thorn in the flesh of Miss Bonnet, who regarded it as approximating to a vote of No Confidence in her, but, although she had made, at the beginning, a vigorous protest to Mother Francis upon the subject, the system of supervision was continued.

    St Peter's Finger

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