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1(complain)quejarserezongarshe always finds something to niggle about — siempre encuentra algo de qué quejarse
- It's always there, sitting at the back of your mind, niggling away at you.
- It found a crack of discontentment and niggled away at it, and in the sleepy village of Worsthorne, three miles from the deprived and run-down central housing estates of Burnley, it found a response.
- There's something unnerving about her, it niggles at me.
- He had laughed at her for staring at him and she had blushed and hit him on the arm but the feeling was still niggling at her mind.
- But I have to admit, no noise is better than constant, niggling, riling, infuriating noise.
- An insistent whisper niggles at his mind, and for a moment, the wind dies down.
- Somehow, though, she planted this little seed of doubt which has niggled away at me.
- I was about to reserve a nine-night all-inclusive package to Jamaica during the second week of March when something inside niggled until it came to me.
- It niggles, though; I did cut corners, and I don't like it.
- So I made my way to our meeting ready to hammer them down, but my sense of fair play niggled at me.
- It just niggled at me, and I thought I'd say something.
- Somehow niggling at my brain is this apartment as a metaphor for the Korean Way of Doing Things.
- Yet he had planted the thought and it niggled in her mind.
- I told her that I would let her know but something was niggling in the back of my mind that perhaps I had already committed to another invite.
- No I don't, but it's one of those things that is niggling at the back of my mind.
- She hears it every day, niggling and nagging in the back of her mind, reminding her that she failed.
- One thing that niggled at his mind was the bruises that covered her body.
- Over the years this conundrum has niggled and niggled, and some pretty heavyweight theoretical physicists tried to prove Stephen wrong.
- But they also had a penchant for niggling and appeared very adept at winning penalties for laying on by effectively holding the tackler on top.
- It has always niggled at me about birds nest soup, how someone got the idea that climbing a 40 foot pole into a cave and removing a nest made of bird spittle and putting it in a broth would somehow be a good idea.
2(worry/doubt) constante(complaint) insistente(complaint) fastidioso(job/detail) engorroso
1something's niggling him — algo le preocupa
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