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 ?
Orthodontists commonly complained of pain in the neck region due to inappropriate posture while working, most of the orthodontists perform their work while in standing position that leads to increased strain on the neck.
A questionnaire-based study from Finland involving 436 schoolchildren found that daily computer use of two hours or more increased the risk of pain in the neck and shoulders (21% of the children), pain in the head (20%) and pain in the lower back (16%).
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity and diabetes but now it's been discovered it can be a pain in the neck too.