Definition of 'bugbear'
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My biggest bugbear on any holiday is trying to work out how to use the different shower systems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Maths was another bugbear; he slipped through the net at his comprehensive and could not catch up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is their biggest bugbear? Computing (2010)The food business is the biggest bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He will remain a man for whom anodyne causes a headache and swiftly moves to another bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The scourge of diving is a particular bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their main bugbear was the hefty fees they were paying to advertise properties on their sites. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Another bugbear for novice gardeners is shape. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My personal bugbear is neighbour disputes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But music is my biggest bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Health and safety is another bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That's a real bugbear of mine. The Sun (2012)That old British bugbear of class hung over the affair. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Paying 50% tax is big bugbear of mine. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a big bugbear at Dior. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Once you reach security, paying for plastic bags to put your toiletries in is a real bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A particular bugbear for me is the red phone box. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The biggest bugbear is the cost of deliveries, followed by having to collect them at the post office. The Sun (2012)Cosmetic surgery is another bugbear. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Another bugbear is alcohol duty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My personal bugbear, though, is lack of choice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His only real bugbear is that he doesn't get to play in England enough. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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