What does fly in the ointment mean?

What is the definition of fly in the ointment?

"fly in the ointment" means:

(idiom) a minor problem that spoils something

Example Sentences:

A: Did you have a good day at the beach?
B: It was all right. There was a fly in the ointment, though. Some teenagers there were being noisy.
A: I hate teenagers!

The only fly in the ointment during our whole vacation was when our flight was delayed.

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