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give someone a pain

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give someone a pain

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(Variations: in the neck or in the ass may be added) To be distasteful, repellent, tedious, etc: That guy gives me a royal pain in the neck/ one of those bragging polymath types who gave everybody a ass (entry form 1891+, neck 1921+, ass 1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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