What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?
: The underside of Gramm's conservatism and thumb-in-your-eye individualism is a brutal political stylenoun phrase
An annoyance; a constant irritant: Yeah, he's been a thumb in my eye for a long time (1970s+)
[fr a tactic in rough-and-tumble fighting, scorned by the traditionalists]