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Мать разговаривает с дочерью:

... Я скажу отцу, он назначит день, придут его родители, попросят твоей руки...
Ох, уж эта мне патриархальность! Да пойми, мне не нужны никакие сваты, родители.

Что значит фраза Ох, уж это [имя существительное]? Это что-то в роде вот какая [имя существительное]?

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"Ох уж это мне [что-то раздражающее]", или, как вариант, "Уж это мне [что-то раздражающее]" (со смысловым ударением на "Уж") - один из устоявшихся оборотов, произошедших из форм междометий в качестве членов предложения, стоящих в связи с другими членами: "Ахти мне горемычной", "Ой ли?", "Увы мне, кудесник, отправляй меня назад". В данном контексте междометия "ох" и "уж" означают раздражение, неприятие, осуждение.

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It's something like 'Oh, that [...] has eaten out my brains/has aroused my indignation'.

In short, Ох, уж эта мне [...]! means Damned be [...]!.

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  • I'd say it's much less angry than that. – Nikolay Ershov Nov 28 '14 at 0:41
  • @Anixx that's not a word one uses lightly. care to explain yourself? – Nikolay Ershov Nov 28 '14 at 22:10
  • @Anixx: as you are pretty well aware, using language like that towards other users is a bannable offence. – Quassnoi Nov 29 '14 at 0:01
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"Ох" is part of the idiom too, while the "мне" bit is optional. The comma between "ох" and "уж" is unnecessary since it's a set phrase. Someone was hypercorrective about their punctuation.

Its precise meaning is to point to something being repeatedly/notoriously obnoxious or frustrating. It's a little dated — more like something people would say in the 20th century or earlier — but not really obsolete; it's become (or is perhaps in the process of becoming) one of those Russian colloquialisms that are used with self-aware facetiousness, rather than truly spontaneously.

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  • I don't know if this user was looking for an answer in English, but wouldn't the most logical equivalent be "Oh those...!" ? In other words, we basically say the same thing in English. – CocoPop Dec 1 '17 at 21:16
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"Dislikes these patriarchal manners"

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    Thanks for your answer, however we are looking for longer, more informative answers, rather than one-liners. – Aleks G Nov 26 '14 at 19:33

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