fly in the ointment

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Words related to fly in the ointment

an inconvenience that detracts from the usefulness of something

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But the fly in the ointment is that they are now dating.
The one fly in the ointment is if the Tories win the election.
The fly in the ointment is the Tartan FA's blinkered opposition to a UK footie team in the 2012 London Olympics.
One fly in the ointment is his two-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
The fly in the ointment for me was the report that stated 36% of us do not know the words of our own National Anthem.
The fly in the ointment, or, more specifically, the worm in this Edenic apple-tree grove, was Viola, a wriggling serpent in chartreuse, determined to wreak havoc on this crew's cloistered morality for the sport of it.
It seems the only fly in the ointment is the enthusiastic local parking wardens, who are targeting customers.
Being permanently in office, the Protestants should have won this debate hands down, but as always in Canadian history, the fly in the ointment was Quebec.