pet peeve


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pet peeve

n. Informal
Something about which one frequently complains; a particular personal vexation.
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pet′ peeve′


n.
a continual source of personal annoyance.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pet peeve - an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed; "grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve"
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
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