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The 'pain' group
These nouns indicate that something is unpleasant or difficult.
He is obviously enjoying it enormously though he says it is a bore having to go abroad so much.
All agreed that it was a nightmare trying to make her talk.
It's a pain trying them on, finding styles and sizes that are right for me.
It's a strain being in the wrong job.
Problem is often used with the determiner no.
bind bitch blow bore bugger burden challenge chore disappointment fag nightmare nuisance pity problem shame shock slog strain struggle task wrench
It's no problem asking someone out, men find it exciting.