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Synonyms of thorn in English:


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  • Phrases

    thorn in the flesh/someone's side

    he has become a thorn in the flesh of any establishment you're an irritant, a thorn in his side, an embarrassment
    annoyance, irritant, irritation, source of irritation, source of vexation, source of annoyance, pinprick, pest, bother, trial, torment, plague, inconvenience, nuisance, menace
    informalaggravation, peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
    Scottish informalnyaff, skelf
    North American informalpain in the butt, nudnik, burr in/under someone's saddle
    Australian informalfair cow
    Australian/New Zealand informalnark
    British vulgar slangpain in the arse

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