pet peeve

pet peeve

noun
a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear: This train service is one of my pet peeves.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism

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pet peeve

A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [Early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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