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burr under the saddle

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burr under the saddle

noun phrase

A constant annoyance; obsessive nuisance: General Noriega has been a burr under the saddle of this Administration/ Sasha Schneider has always been a burr under the saddle of musical complacency/ For some reason, though, he had a burr up his rear end (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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