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The meaning of "a fly in the ointment"

" A fly in the ointment "
Meaning:
A small flaw that spoils the whole.
Example:
It was good to win the gold but not being able to attend the ceremony to collect it was the fly in the ointment.
Where did it originate?:
The Bible.
Where is it used?:
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