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a fly in the ointment

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a fly in the ointment
(Jerga) bien que por mal no venga, desventaja que quita el provecho o la utilidad de algo, inconveniencia

An English-Spanish Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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the fly in the ointment
= la única pega, el único problema.
Ex: The article is entitled 'The Fly in the Ointment or Why Couldn't They Just have Left Things as They Were; The Compensatory Effort in Higher Education'.


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