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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   (=bugbear)  
Our real bete noire is the car boot sale.     
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bête noire

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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bête noire, bet, beet, bee

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