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 for pain in the neck
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pain in the neck
      n 1: a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
           [syn: pain, pain in the neck, nuisance]
      2: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of
         unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a
         dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's
         an infliction" [syn: annoyance, bother, botheration,
         pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "pain in the neck":
     aggravation, annoyance, bad news, bedevilment, bore, bother,
     botheration, bothersomeness, buttonholer, crashing bore, devilment,
     difficulty, dogging, downer, drag, drip, dryasdust, dusty,
     exasperation, flat tire, frightful bore, harassment, harrying,
     headache, hounding, humdrum, molestation, nuisance, persecution,
     pest, pill, problem, proser, trial, trouble, twaddler, vexation,
     vexatiousness, wet blanket, worriment, worry

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