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1(imaginary evil person)coco masculine informalcuco masculine Southern Cone Peru informal
- But some people really need to conquer their fear of this bogeyman that lurks in their psyches.
- There is a tendency to reduce serious issues to an infantile contest between different shades of the politics of fear, as all sides deploy their pet bogeymen in an effort to scare us like children rather than treat us like thinking adults.
- For many in the green lobby, atomic power is the ultimate bogeyman, blighting landscapes and producing waste which is difficult to dispose of safely.
- Unlike vampires, killers in masks and other movieworld bogeymen, zombies have no real agenda of their own.
- Allyson squeezed her eyes together tightly, trying to shove away the images of imaginary green bogeymen running through her blood, attacking her from within.
- Nonetheless, I want to constantly acknowledge that the risk of the slippery slope isn't just some bogeyman - it's a reflection of real processes that occur in human institutions.
- In communities where women had time to keep an eye out for each other's kids, for instance, mothers such as Sarah were not afraid to let their children out of their sight for fear of the bogeyman.
- National heroes and despised bogeymen have been made to switch roles in the curricula as well as public sentiment; minor historical characters have been recalled donning heroic mantles.
- It's the moment in which fear is no longer the bogeyman under your bed.
- They cannot rise up like bogeymen to attack those who live and work nearby.
- I felt isolated, even fearful of unknown bogeymen and demons.
- Many kids are scared of monsters under the bed, ogres and bogeymen lurking in wardrobes and the cupboard under the stairs.
- It is being used as a bogeyman to ‘send messages’ that are even problematic for those of us who support civil liberties and economic development.
- We invent bogeymen and angels to explain the inexplicable.
- But the bogeymen of social disorder and destruction remain.
- But today's report comparing property inflation with rises in wages suggests we are frightened of the wrong bogeyman.
- Henry is gritty and terrifying because it's not based in aliens, zombies or fictional bogeymen - it's based on what may be living next door to us.
- Fear of artificial inflation remains the biggest bogeyman.
- Just as small children project their fear of the dark on to an imaginary bogeyman, the protagonists of the Western economies lay their fears at the door of the Iraqi dictator.
- Could it possibly be that rather than taking part in a reasoned debate on what is best for Waterford, there are people who would rather instill worry and fear by whispering in secret about non-existent bogeymen?
- I don't like it when anyone tries to motivate me with bogeymen or a fear of some coming apocalypse.
- There are only about five actual bogeymen left in the world, and you're not in immediate danger from any of them.
- Lumping men together as one massive evil bogeyman is not constructive.
- Telling grown-ups to ‘vote - or else the bogeymen will get you!’ was never likely to prove a winning ticket.
- They certainly now have nothing to fear from bogeymen either.
- The neurotic pictures and obsessive fears slowly began to fade; the ugly, ghostly bogeymen stopped appearing from dirty, ancient corners of the basement, tapping him on the side of his imagination to startle him.
- We have to bid farewell to our best friends - the giants, the fairies, Santa Claus and the bogeyman.
- Clearly our current spirit of neopatriotism cannot vanquish the old bogyman of racism in America.
- Let's get our bogeymen in perspective, please.
- The old values of community are reaffirmed while progress is forever the bogeyman.
- It's become an iconic canvas onto which an entire generation projected its fear of the Other, a 1960s bogeyman.
2(of a team, party)terror masculinecuco masculine Southern Cone informal
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