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  • 1 thorn\ in\ one's\ side — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 2 thorn in one's side — pain in the ass, nudge, disturber …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 3 (a) thorn in someone's side — a thorn in (someone s/something s) side someone or something that continually causes problems. Most teachers usually have one student in their class who is a thorn in their side. The town finds the casino a thorn in its side, even though it… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 4 (a) thorn in something's side — a thorn in (someone s/something s) side someone or something that continually causes problems. Most teachers usually have one student in their class who is a thorn in their side. The town finds the casino a thorn in its side, even though it… …

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  • 5 thorn\ in\ the\ side — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 6 thorn\ in\ the\ flesh — • thorn in the flesh • thorn in one s side n. phr. Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side. The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 7 thorn — n. 1) to remove a thorn (from one s finger) 2) (misc.) a thorn in one s side ( a source of irritation ) * * * [θɔːn] (misc.) a thorn in one s side ( a source of irritation ) to remove a thorn (from one s finger) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 thorn — thornless, adj. thornlike, adj. /thawrn/, n. 1. a sharp excrescence on a plant, esp. a sharp pointed aborted branch; spine; prickle. 2. any of various thorny shrubs or trees, esp. the hawthorns belonging to the genus Crataegus, of the rose family …

    Universalium

  • 9 thorn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. spine, prickle, briar, bramble; annoyance, irritation. See sharpness, discontent. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prickle, spine, brier, briar, nettle, bramble, barb, thistle; see also point 2 , spine 1 . III …

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  • 10 thorn in the flesh — or[thorn in one s side] {n. phr.} Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. * /The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 thorn in the flesh — or[thorn in one s side] {n. phr.} Something that causes stubborn trouble; a constant bother; a vexation. * /The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator s side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 thorn — [[t]θɔrn[/t]] n. 1) bot a hard, sharp outgrowth on a plant, esp. a sharp pointed aborted branch 2) pln a thorny tree or shrub, as the hawthorne 3) the wood of such a plant 4) ling. a runic character (þ), borrowed into the Latin alphabet and used… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 thorn — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German dorn thorn, Sanskrit tṛṇa grass, blade of grass Date: before 12th century 1. a woody plant bearing sharp impeding processes (as prickles or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 One Life to Live storylines (1980–1989) — One Life to Live is an American soap opera that has been broadcast on the ABC network since 1968. The series starts with One Life to Live storylines (1968–1979). The plot continues in One Life to Live storylines (1980–1989). The plot in the next… …

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  • 15 thorn — n 1. prickle, Inf. prickler, point, barb, bar bule, spike, spicule, Zool. spiculum, spine, spinule, bristle, acicula; sticker, brier, Bot. apiculus, bur, burr, snag; nettle, bramble, cocklebur. 2. thorn in one’s flesh or side pain in the neck,… …

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  • 16 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) — One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Theatrical release poster Directed by Miloš Forman …

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  • 17 side — noun 1 flat surface of sth thin ADJECTIVE ▪ flip, reverse ▪ The reverse side of the coin has a picture of a flower. 2 either of the two parts of a place/object ADJECTIVE ▪ far, opposite …

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  • 18 Thorn in My Side — Infobox Single Name = Thorn in My Side Artist = Eurythmics from Album = Revenge Released = August 1986 Format = 7 , 12 Recorded = 1986 Genre = Pop / Rock / R B Length = Label = RCA Producer = David A. Stewart Reviews = Last single = Missionary… …

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  • 19 side — See: CHOOSE UP SIDES, FROM SIDE TO SIDE, GET UP ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE BED, GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE or GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH, ON ONE S BAD… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

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