bete noire , bête noire If you refer to someone or something as your bete noire, you mean that you have a particular dislike for them or that they annoy you a great deal. n-sing oft with poss
Our real bete noire is the car boot sale.
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abomination, anathema, aversion, bane, bogey, bugaboo, bugbear, curse, devil, dread, nemesis, nightmare, pet hate, scourge, thorn in the flesh or side
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