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boh gee man

  • n  an imaginary monster used to frighten children

  • The bogeyman of the Democratic Party is Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon, and he has more than earned its dislike.
  • Republican leaders, explains conservative patriarch Richard Viguerie, "think they can holler, 'The bogeyman's coming, the bogeyman's coming!' every four years, and conservatives .
  • Baz Ratner Getty To his credit, clench-jawed Netanyahu could have used the re-election of Israel's favorite bogeyman, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Iran to raise the usual security .

  • Steve Flemmi in International Herald Tribune
    We needed him out there. He was a bogeyman to the Mafia. We wanted to keep him out there as a source of security,Flemmi said.
  • Laurent Blanc in Times of India
    Asked if he was hoping to draw CSKA Moscow, Blanc said: "It would show a lack of respect for Moscow to say that. This team achieved a super match against Sevilla. But I'd like to avoid Barcelona because I think they're the bogeyman of this...
  • Syed Hamid Albar in Bangkok Post
    To overcome problems in southern Thailand, Malaysia should not be made the bogeyman,said Syed Hamid, as quoted as saying late Friday by the state Bernama news agency. "Finding a scapegoat to justify what has happened will not help in any...

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