Sore Point Meaning
(idiomatic) A state of affairs, action, or belief which is an enduring basis for disagreement or dissatisfaction.
Example: 1871â€“72, George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 18:
The affair of the chaplaincy remained a sore point in his memory as a case in which this petty medium of Middlemarch had been too strong for him.
1911, Jack London, Adventure, ch. 6:
It is a sore point with me, this being told what I am to do or not do by you self-constituted lords of creation.
2003 Oct. 27, Adam Zagorin and Scott MacLeod , "So Who's Talking To Iran?," Time:
[T]he talks have touched on Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program, its sponsorship of terrorism and other sore points.