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bugbear

(in English folklore) a goblin said to eat naughty children and thought to be in the form of a bear
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I understand that Mazarin is at this very moment extremely uneasy as to the state of affairs; that his orders are not respected like those of our former bugbear, the deceased cardinal, whose portrait as you see hangs yonder -- for whatever may be thought of him, it must be allowed that Richelieu was great.
I used to feel that keenly as a boy, when, by a prophetic irony, burglars were my bugbear, and I looked under my bed every night in life.
People who not only park too close but then open their doors carelessly, risking damage to our cars, are another source of real annoyance, with 37 per cent of Birmingham respondents citing this as one of their main parking bugbears.
Travel Business Review-August 15, 2014--Heathrow opens world first Personal Shopping lounge, reveals UK shopping bugbears
No wonder noisy boiling is one of our biggest bugbears.
SPEAK and all-staff emails have become some of the biggest office bugbears, according to a new study.
London, May 2 ( ANI ): A new survey has found that management-speak and all-staff emails have become some of the biggest office bugbears.
ONE of Boot Room's biggest bugbears is players unable to beat the first defender at corner kicks.
GIFT card specialists One4All say the two of the biggest bugbears among shoppers are crowds and long queues.
Voda are also equipping their stores with their hi-tech "Red Box" which is capable of transferring contact numbers, pictures and music between phones, removing one of the bugbears of switching networks.
Elderly motorists (33 per cent) and cyclists (30 per cent) were road users' main bugbears.
Newcastle City Council recently ran a public consultation to recognise the public's main bugbears which were identified as graffiti, gum and the need for improved gully cleansing.