Definition of 'niggle'
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And a hundred other niggling little things that all add up to a big fantastical thumbs down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said:'Sometimes after a game there are things that niggle away at you but we were brilliant. The Sun (2017)You need to sort out those little niggles and go in for those rubs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Putting is the part of golf that niggles away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there was a niggle at the back of my mind. The Sun (2008)Taken off as a precaution with injury niggle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are a couple of minor niggles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have little niggles but people proved today they can step in. The Sun (2011)He niggles away at them constantly and keeps them on edge. The Sun (2016)His old ankle injury is niggling him. The Sun (2009)Relationships work better now you let minor niggles go and focus on what matters. The Sun (2012)Star players were annoyed at this and many other little niggles had emerged. The Sun (2015)We do have one niggle though. The Sun (2015)He also came struggling with a hamstring niggle, so is no defensive guarantee. The Sun (2014)But hamstring injuries and niggles meant he looked on as the Toon slid into a relegation battle. The Sun (2015)The more they promise, the more you should have a niggle in the back of your mind. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Something niggles at me, though. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are some niggles, though. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or you can think all that and still have that small niggle at the back of your mind: what if he is right? Times, Sunday Times (2014)He subsequently suffered from niggling hamstring injuries, but has now been fit since the beginning of last month and has not been selected. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But I've always got something in me niggling. The Sun (2008)
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