- (idiomatic) A nuisance; a source of trouble or annoyance
- The customers love it, but the employees think the new system is a pain in the butt.
- May be mildly offensive.
- (source of trouble or annoyance): pain in the neck, pain in the rear, pain in the ass, pain in the arse, pain in the bum
nuisance — see pain in the ass
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