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Difference between Fly in the ointment and Hair in the butter

fly in the ointment, asome small or trifling circumstance which spoils the enjoyment of smth.:

  • There is only one fly in the ointment offered by commercial propagandists; they want your money.

hair in the butter, a—(U.S. sl.) said of a delicate situation or sensitive issue:

  • Never mind the details—which neither the Governor’s office nor anyone else is willing to share just yet—this is a real hair in the butter.