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bugaboo

buh guh booh

  • n  an imaginary monster used to frighten children
  • n  a source of concern
    the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them

  • The anticipated attack by Russia upon Rumania over the Bessarabian bugaboo (PTI, April 14) was fortified during the week by numerous rumors concerning Russian mobilization on the.
  • Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the chief architect of Pope John Paul II's traditionalist moral policy, has long been a bugaboo for liberal Catholics.
  • On the road back from the 1964 Republican National Convention, many party chieftains have exorcised the bugaboo of "extremism.
News & Articles

  • Post 21 offense keeps sputtering
    For one game, at least, Independence Post 21 fixed one bugaboo and shored up its defense.
    June 19, 2013 - The Examiner
  • The 'Kate effect': Duchess' royal baby gear spurs retail frenzy
    With less than a month to go until the prince or princess’ expected arrival, royal family fans are eagerly eyeing Duchess Kate’s every purchase. Interest in stores linked to the future monarch have seen increased foot traffic and sales have soared. From bassinets to Bugaboos and even a luxurious hotel room “fit for a royal baby,” retailers are keen to cash in on the highly anticipated birth ...
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • Joe Torre in Newsday
    It's been a bugaboo for us,Torre said after a game in which his team wasted an 11-hit attack after managing only one safety Saturday. "We'll fiddle with it . We'll put a body there."
  • Lou Piniella in Chicago Tribune
    It's been a bugaboo,Piniella said, referring to Marmol's control issues.
  • Dwane Casey in USA Today
    I like the way our guys closed the game out in the fourth quarter,Timberwolves coach Dwane Casey said. "That was a bugaboo of ours last year."

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