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a particular and often continual annoyance; personal bugbear:
This train service is one of my pet peeves.

“thing that provokes one most,” 1919, from pet (n.1) in the adjectival sense “especially cherished” (1826), here in jocular or ironic use with peeve (n.).

noun phrase

One’s particular and most cherished dislike or annoyance: long been one of my pet peeves (1919+)
A particular or recurring source of irritation, as in My pet peeve is that neighbor’s cat running through my herb garden. [ Early 1900s ]


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