n (idm 习语) the bane of sb's existence/life cause of sb's ruin or trouble 某人罹祸或不幸的原因; 祸根
*Those noisy neighbours are the bane of my life. 那些吵吵闹闹的邻居成了我生活中的一大忧患.
* Drink was the bane of his existence. 他喝酒把自己毁了.
[Language: Old English;Origin: bana]
something that causes trouble or makes people unhappy
be the bane of sth/sb
Drugs are the bane of the inner cities.
Her brother is the bane of her life .