9. worry, concern, Scot. fash, alarm, distress; anxiety, trepidation, uneasiness, fear and trembling; agitation, disquiet, unrest, disturbance, excitement, distraction.
10. trial, tribulation, ordeal; affliction, visitation, curse, blight; shock, shocker, blow, jolt, bolt from the blue, Psychiatry,
trauma; reverse, reversal, check, setback, comedown, bringdown, bitter pill; load, burden, weight, heavy load or
burden, cross, cross to bear; inconvenience, difficulty, disadvantage, handicap.
11. nuisance, pest, Inf.
pain in the neck or
hassle; gadfly, buttonholer, Sl. nudnik; nag, pesterer, harasser, heckler, badgerer.
12. in trouble (all out of wedlock)
pregnant, with child, childing, in a delicate condition, Inf.
in the family way, U.S. Sl.
stormy petrel, mischief-maker, malcontent, Fr. frondeur;
gadfly, buttonholer, consumer advocate, Nader raider; instigator, inciter, agitator, provoker, agitprop, fomenter; incendiary, firebrand; rabble-rouser, demagogue; rioter, hooligan, brawler, tough, affrayer, street-fighting man, street fighter, rowdy; meddler, intermeddler, busybody, interloper, marplot, Sl.
buttinsky; gossip, gossipmonger, scandalmonger.
troubleshooter, n.1. diplomat, negotiator, mediator, arbitrator, make-peace, peacemaker.
2. repairman, serviceman, trouble man, mender, fixer, Inf
1. vexatious, bothersome, pestering, Inf.
pestiferous, hectoring, harassing; hounding, dogging, nagging, tormenting, persecuting; troubling, thorny, fretful, worrisome, worrying, Archaic. except Dial,
plaguey; confusing, confounding, disconcerting, bewildering, perplexing; puzzling, enigmatic, baffling.
2. laborious, arduous, strenuous, uphill, hard, difficult; burdensome, onerous, oppressive.
1. manger, feedbox, box.
2. channel, flume, conduit, duct, Civ. Eng.
aqueduct, canal; chute, shoot, gutter, eaves-trough, open tube; drain, sewer, cloaca, culvert; trench, ditch, moat, fosse, Brit,
sough; furrow, groove, race, rut, chase; depression, hollow, hole, cut, track.
trounce, v. 1. beat, thrash, flog, Inf.
belabor, pound, batter, pummel, hit soundly, Inf.
give it to, Sl.
let [s.o.] have it, Sl.
sock it to, Sl.
give [s.o.] the business, Sl.
work [s.o.] over, Sl.
give [s.o.] the works.
2. punish, chastise, discipline, castigate.
3. defeat, vanquish, worst, beat or
beat out, Inf. trim; Inf.
whip, drub, Inf.
wallop, Sl. clobber, beat by a mile or
country mile, win by a landslide, U.S. Sl.
skunk; beat up, Inf.
shellac, Sl. cream, Sl.
kill; flatten, prostrate, knock out, k.o.; pulverize, maul, Sl.
beat to a pulp, Sl.
beat into the ground, Sl.
beat the tar out of, Sl.
make mincemeat of, Inf.
punch out, Inf.
punch [s.o.'s] face in, Sl.
knock [s.o.'s] block off, Sl.
beat [s.o.'s] brains out.
pants, drawers, slacks, ducks, Brit. Inf. strides, Brit. Sl.
bags; breeches, knee breeches, Inf. britches, knickers, knickerbockers, plus fours, (among Scottish Highlanders)
trews, Scot. and North Eng. breeks; pantalets, pantaloons, bloomers; overalls, chaps, chaparajos; palazzo pants, (in the Orient)
pajamas, harem pants; pegtops, Sl.
drainpipes, straight-legs; bell-bottoms, hip-huggers, flares; jeans, bluejeans, dungarees, denims, Trademark.
Levi's; chinos, khakis, fatigues, whites, tweeds, flannels, corduroys, Inf
whistle britches; clam diggers, pedal pushers; shorts, bermuda shorts, bermudas, walking shorts, (in Bavaria)