pain in the neck

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Synonyms for pain in the neck

a bothersome annoying person

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3 Pain in the neck going up into the head and over the scalp.
Modern life can be a real pain in the neck. With plenty of stress and strain, endless hours at the computer and no time to unwind, aches and pains are a fact of life.
Gur A, Sarac AJ, Cevik R, Altindag O, Sarac S (2004) Efficacy of 904 nm gallium arsenide low level laser therapy in the management of chronic myofascial pain in the neck: a double-blind and randomize-controlled trial.
The metaphorical phrase 'pain in the neck' is used when some people don't know what they're talking about.
A pain in the neck. For Ken Levine, that's no mere figure of speech.