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Noun
Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
“Previously, exchange rate costs and risks were a major bugbear for companies trading within the EU.”
Noun
Something that causes irritation or frustration
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“A personal bugbear of mine is copy that reads more like weather reports.”
Noun
A frightful spectre or phantom
Noun
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes
Noun
Something that needs to be resolved
Noun
The characteristic of repelling
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Noun
Momentary success
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