pain in the neck

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Noun1.pain in the neck - a bothersome annoying person; "that kid is a terrible pain"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.pain in the neck - something or someone that causes troublepain in the neck - 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"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
References in periodicals archive ?
2 Pain in the neck, which radiates to the shoulder and down the arm with pins and needles in the fingers.
Thorsen H, Gam AN, Svensson BH, Jess M, Jensen MK, Piculell I, et al (1992) Low level laser therapy for myofascial pain in the neck and shoulder girdle.
Melbourne, May 15 (ANI): Office work can be a real pain in the neck especially for women, says a new study.