Idiom – Pain in the neck

  • Idiom – Pain in the neck
  • Meaning – Someone or something very annoying. Someone or something that causes trouble or irritation. This expression can be used to describe a situation that is bothersome.

When could you use this idiom?

  • Your brother or sister won’t let you get on with your work in peace.
  • You have a pile of homework to do.
  • A neighbour’s dog is constantly barking and you can’t sleep.
  • You are trying to complete a puzzle but it’s proving very difficult.
  • “Will you just leave me alone! I’ve got a zillion things to finish and you won’t let me get on with it. You are such a pain in the neck!”
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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