pet peeve


noun

a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear: This train service is one of my pet peeves.

Origin of pet peeve

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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Idioms and Phrases with pet peeve

pet peeve

A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]


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