What does 'Pain in the neck' mean?
If someone is very annoying and always disturbing you, they are a pain in the neck. Pain in the butt, or pain in the ass (USA), and Pain in the arse (UK) are less polite alternative forms.
- Category: Body and bodily functions
Idioms similar to 'Pain in the neck'
- Get it in the neck
- Up to your neck
- Neck and neck
- Up to the neck
- Take by the scruff of the neck
- Breathe down your neck
- Stick your neck out
- Dead from the neck up
- Brass neck
- Neck of the woods
- Millstone round your neck
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