bugbear bugbear

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an imaginary monster used to frighten children
  2. (n) an object of dread or apprehension

Usage(s):

  1. Since then, the perpetrators of the struggle against Santa have taken on many forms; just about every major bugbear on the radical left has at one point or another been blamed.
  2. The plot for Spy Kids 3-D plays on many parents' current bugbear: the time kids spend on video games.
  3. Hong Kong and Shenzhen could still run into the bugbear of all corporate mergers: a clash of cultures.

News

  • Britain to pay more for power than Germany for a decade - Credit Suisse

    LONDON (Reuters) - British electricity prices may be almost double those in Germany within three years due largely to the impact of a new tax aimed at supporting renewable power generation, a report by bank Credit Suisse showed on Wednesday. Rises in retail prices have become a popular bugbear in Britain at a time when wages are falling in real terms. The bank's analysis showed wholesale prices ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. But it took nearly five hours to complete and Montgomerie said afterwards: "Golf's got too slow - that's my bugbear in life. Five hours is an hour too long. There's no reason why we can't get round any course anywhere in the world in any conditions...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Colin Montgomerie Source: AFP

  2. Michael Vaughan, England's Test captain, said: "The cricket sweater has been my bugbear for many a year. This new fabric will give us a lighter feel. Even if it's a little cold, I am delighted to see the end of the last woolly sweater."
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Michael Vaughan Source: DailyIndia.com

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