"a thorn in your side"
someone or something that repeatedly causes you pain, problems or annoyance
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Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: You look tired again.
Friend 2: It's the same old trouble. Ever since I moved in to my new apartment, at three o'clock every morning, someone's car alarm goes off for ten minutes. It takes me thirty minutes to get back to sleep.
Friend 1: That car alarm has been a thorn in your side every since you moved in.
Friend 2: And it's driving me crazy!
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Is that a new computer on your desk?
Colleague 2: Can you believe it? The company finally replaced my old computer. I can't believe how much of a thorn in my side it was.
Colleague 1: I don't know how you could have possibly put up with the annoyance of three sticky keys on the keyboard and the computer crashing at least once a day.
There is no gerund form for a thorn in your side.
1) Canada's spy agency says the online collective Anonymous isn't just a thorn in the side of the powerful, but the new model for digital hacktivism.
2) ... champion for working people, a defender of the underdog, a thorn in the side of every premier, a maverick's maverick.
3) Mr. Issa has used the position to make himself a thorn in the side of Democrats, aggressively investigating a number of topics.
4) The board members would also say that I was a thorn in their side, because I often voted against them.
5) ... the longevity of the protests is proving to be a thorn in their side.
6) ... including the cold-blooded killing of Col. Gaddafi, a thorn in their side from the moment he took power from a corrupt King Idris.
7) ... was two years younger. When we were little, he was mostly a thorn in my side. He would follow me around, and I had the older ...
8) ... it has been a thorn in my side since, never dealt with it and to be honest, ...
9) ... believer in all things quick, efficient and effective and that extra time became a thorn in my side.
10) My teeth and dentists have been a bit of a thorn in my side. I've done so much work on trying to get calm ...
11) ... contact with him almost immediately through the rule against smoking. This rule was a thorn in his side. He was accustomed to his three or four cigarettes in a ...
12) ... always find something to praise in others, even those who proved to be a thorn in his side.
13) Iranian republican guard is the problem, and a thorn in his side.
14) Obamacare continues to be a thorn in his side as people oppose it 54-42%.
15) ... should Netanyahu launch a strike on Iran, he would have a thorn in his side for the rest of his life.
16) How would we feel if Dover were a French enclave? It would be a thorn in our side, surely.
17) Immigration policy has been a thorn in our side and whether you support amnesty or a border fence, ...
18) This guy was a thorn in our side; something had to be done.
19) If your head-space towards Social Media is that it's a thorn in your side, and the bane of your existence, then you are not ...
20) However in their stubborn streak they can tend to be a thorn in your side so watch out.