pain in the neck
Also, pain in the ass or butt. A source of annoyance, a nuisance, as in Joan is a real pain in the neck, with her constant complaining, or Jack told his brother to stop being a pain in the ass. The first of these colloquial expressions dates from about 1900 and originated as a euphemism for the two less polite variants.
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But his fingers moved through her silky strands of hair, and then down her neck.
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
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She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.
For of sadness cometh death, and it overwhelmeth the strength, and the sorrow of the heart boweth down the neck.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various