a pain in the neck
I really wish he would stop calling me. He's such a pain in the neck.
take the cake
He blamed all the mistakes on me. It really takes the cake.
grin and bear it
All he could do was to grin and bear it until he got a new job.
A: How was your day?
B: I don't think you really want to hear about it.
A: It can't have been that bad. Go on and tell me about it.
B: To be honest, it was horrible. My manager is such a pain in the neck.
A: Why? What happened?
B: Well, he made quite a few mistakes on a monthly report and when his supervisor found them, my manager blamed them on me.
A: That's not fair. What did you do?
B: There wasn't really anything that I could do. There's always been a lot of bad blood between my manager and myself. If I had said anything, he would have fired me for sure.
A: Does he treat everyone in the department like this?
B: He treats everyone pretty poorly. But the way he treats me really takes the cake.
A: Do you have any idea why he treats you worse than the others?
B: I really have no idea.
A: Is there anyone else you can talk to about it at your company?
B: Not really. I'm hoping to live with it for a while until I get a promotion.
A: That's very sensible. It sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders.
B: I try to be sensible about it, but it's not very easy. Sometimes I just have to grin and bear it.