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Are there any other expressions equivalent in meaning to "pain in the neck" that mention another part of the body (e.g, "pain in the ass")?

How would you rate each of those expressions (including the ones just mentioned) in a scale of being offensive or vulgar? In other words, which ones would you use in an informal context, but without going too far?

(this question is probably mistagged)

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closed as not constructive by Matt E. Эллен, tchrist, Noah, MετάEd, Kit Z. Fox Sep 11 '12 at 23:56

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I'm afraid questions such as this, where all answers will be equally valid, are considered not constructive. please read the faq for more information. – Matt E. Эллен Sep 11 '12 at 13:52
@MattЭллен Sorry about that, could you please point me to the specific FAQ? I was reading them just before asking and I could not find anything relevant. My idea here is to have a collection of equivalent expressions, and look for a consensus among different people w.r.t. the vulgarity of such expressions. – Marco Leogrande Sep 11 '12 at 15:49
@MarcoLeogrande The problem is that the Q&A format is not well-suited to generating lists, due to the difficulty in maintaining lists and constantly re-judging which answer or list is most correct over the lifetime of the question on the site (potentially many years). They are also never definitively complete, so they attract a constant stream of new, low-quality answers as passers-by feel like they have a list item to add. – SevenSidedDie Sep 11 '12 at 16:38
specifically faq – Matt E. Эллен Sep 11 '12 at 16:55
@MattЭллен and SevenSidedDie, I see your point now, thanks for the insight. – Marco Leogrande Sep 11 '12 at 20:40
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Found a few on google, and sorted them by least offensive.

He's a

  • headache.
  • an eyesore. (not equivalent, but has a body part)
  • pain in the neck.
  • pain in the rear
  • pain in the rear end.
  • pain in the butt.
  • pain in the back side.
  • pain in the arse.
  • pain in the ass.

I would find any below the fourth to be vulgar.

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'He's a pain in the wallet' (right next to many a man's heart, of course) is sometimes used. – Edwin Ashworth Sep 11 '12 at 7:27

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