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Fly in the ointment (Ecclesiastes 10:1)

Bible Verse:
“As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.”
It is a small problem that upsets a plan or scheme, or stops something from being perfect.
Origin and Application:
When there is a fly inside a bottle of perfume, it spoils or prevents complete enjoyment of its otherwise pleasant scent.
His jumpy career history turned out to be the fly in the ointment when he applied for a job.
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