Grammar Patterns

a N

The 'bore' group

These nouns refer to something that is unpleasant, boring, or difficult. Some nouns, such as bore and drag, may also refer to people.
He finds night calls a bore and would happily get rid of them altogether.
It was an excellent holiday, but Philip is really a bit of a drag after a while.
The police investigation was a joke. A total cover-up.
Without collaboration, and perhaps without public money as well, it may never be built - which would be a pity.
I went to the council and eventually got financial backing, but it was a slog.
  • bastard
  • bind
  • bitch
  • bore
  • bugger
  • bummer
  • come-down
  • crime
  • disgrace
  • downer
  • drag
  • embarrassment
  • fiddle
  • grind
  • joke
  • nuisance
  • pity
  • shame
  • slog
  • strain
  • struggle
  • yawn
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