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.
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).