What does a fly in the ointment mean?

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  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    What is the usual healing time for; . . . . . . . 'A fly in the ointment'?

  2. Art Hogan:

    I think the Fed is desperate to raise rates this year and I think it will happen in September. The only fly in the ointment is the inflation rate which is below what the Fed wants.

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