Fly in the Ointment

What Does "Fly in the Ointment" Mean?

"Fly in the ointment" is an English idiom. It means "a small problem or flaw in an overall pleasant situation."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "fly in the ointment" used in a sentence:

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See Also

meaning of the idiom "fly in the face of" meaning of the idiom "fly low"