John McCormack has been the dogged fly in the ointment here.
The flaw in Gaga's ointment too was is in part that she was upstaged by Kanye.
Hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes—the inevitable fly in the ointment of any big new liberal idea.
This means not being the fly in the ointment of peace talks.
But the ointment was not meant to be used quite so wastefully.
Take an ounce of the ointment called nutritum, the yolk of a small egg, or the half of a large one, and mix them well together.
Ronald then stripped, and was smeared all over with the ointment, which was then rubbed into him.
In such a case, is the substance which is anointed the same as the colour or ointment?
But no sooner had she touched her eye with the ointment than, oh!
There's only one small fly in the ointment, so far as I can see.
late 13c., from Old French oignement "ointment, salve, unguent," from Vulgar Latin *unguimentum, from Latin unguentum (see unguent). The first -t- emerged in Old French from oint, past participle of verb oindre "to anoint."
ointment oint·ment (oint'mənt)
A highly viscous or semisolid preparation usually containing medicinal substances and intended for external application.
Various fragrant preparations, also compounds for medical purposes, are so called (Ex. 30:25; Ps. 133:2; Isa. 1:6; Amos 6:6; John 12:3; Rev. 18:13).