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pet peeve

a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear:
This train service is one of my pet peeves.
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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pet peeve

noun phrase

One's particular and most cherished dislike or annoyance: long been one of my pet peeves (1919+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor's cat running through my herb garden. [ Early 1900s ]
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