This means not being the fly in the ointment of peace talks.
The flaw in Gaga's ointment too was is in part that she was upstaged by Kanye.
John McCormack has been the dogged fly in the ointment here.
Hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes—the inevitable fly in the ointment of any big new liberal idea.
But the ointment was not meant to be used quite so wastefully.
On one occasion, when making pills and ointment, Sam made a great mistake.
Ronald then stripped, and was smeared all over with the ointment, which was then rubbed into him.
Having got her ointment, the next thing was to make use of it.
But no sooner had she touched her eye with the ointment than, oh!
M. M. Mercurial ointment smeared at night on the edges of the eyelids.
late 13c., from Old French oignement "ointment, salve, unguent," from Vulgar Latin *unguimentum, from Latin unguentum (see unguent). The first -t- emerged in Old French from oint, past participle of verb oindre "to anoint."
ointment oint·ment (oint'mənt)
A highly viscous or semisolid preparation usually containing medicinal substances and intended for external application.