pedra no sapato

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Etymology[edit]

Pedra (stone) + no (in the) + sapato (shoe).

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pedra no sapato f (plural pedras no sapato)

  1. a minor but constant problem; an annoyance
    • 2008, Antonio Pithon Cyrino, Entre a ciência e a experiência: Uma cartografia do autocuidado no diabetes[1], Editora UNESP, page 120:
      Eu diria que seria uma pedra no sapato o diabetes, né?
      I’d say that it would be an annoyance to have diabetes, wouldn’t it?

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