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The only fly in the ointment for Ohio State (9-1) is USC's quality win over Washington State,'' Palm said.
AIDS education presents "a fly in the ointment," the OCCB's Reilly said, because it has been mandated by the government.
Like an artist, he throws a fly in the ointment here and there (in one work, a "male Hawaii yearbook photograph" dissolves in water).