a fly in the ointment


a fly in the ointment
(Slang) detracting element; inconvenience that take away from the usefulness of something; drawback

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Fly in the Ointment — EP/Демо …   Википедия

  • Fly in the ointment — The English idiom That s the fly in the ointment is used to express a drawback, especially one that was not at first apparent, e.g. : Sam s lack of map reading skills turned out to be the fly in the ointment when he applied for the job. A likely… …   Wikipedia

  • Fly in the Ointment — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fly in the Ointment EP de AFI Publicación 13 de marzo de 1995 Género(s) Hardcore punk …   Wikipedia Español

  • fly in the ointment — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unpleasant part of a pleasant thing; something small that spoils your fun. * /We had a lot of fun at the beach; the only fly in the ointment was George s cutting his foot on a piece of glass./ * /Your new job sounds too… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly in the ointment — {n. phr.}, {informal} An unpleasant part of a pleasant thing; something small that spoils your fun. * /We had a lot of fun at the beach; the only fly in the ointment was George s cutting his foot on a piece of glass./ * /Your new job sounds too… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Fly in the Ointment — Infobox Album | Name = Fly in the Ointment Type = ep Artist = AFI Released = March 31, 1995 Recorded = Genre = Hardcore punk Length = 5:25 Label = Wedge Records Producer = Reviews = Last album = Bombing the Bay (1997) This album = Fly in the… …   Wikipedia

  • fly in the ointment — Synonyms and related words: abomination, atrocity, bad, bane, befoulment, blemish, blight, block, blockade, bottleneck, bug, catch, cordon, corruption, crack, crying evil, curtain, damage, defect, defection, deficiency, defilement, despoliation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fly in the ointment — phrasal a detracting factor or element …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fly in the ointment — noun Something which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail …   Wiktionary

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