Browsing through a bunch of cliches, "pain in the #ss" caught my eye. After two seconds I realized that I was looking at some one's delicate way of writing "pain in the ass". Pain in the ass communicates the antics of someone who is a pain in the neck. Pain in the #ss communicates hypocrisy. The same person who delicately listed pain in the #ss as a cliche also had the balls to list this gem, " as horny as a three balled tomcat". A three balled tomcat can be a pain in the ass around 2 AM in the morning but never a pain in the #ss.