bete noire


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Synonyms for bete noire

Synonyms for bete noire

Synonyms for bete noire

a detested person

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Jallet (above) said: "It's true they are kind of our bete noire.
But does that include everyone's bete noire, slugs and snails, comfortably dozing beneath the blanket of snow?
On his bete noire, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Murray began so sluggishly that he was a set and 5-1 down to Cilic before pulling himself through, with more than a little help from a nervous opponent.
Things kicked off with an emotional farewell to that bete noire of the well-intentioned, the bacon sandwich.
Earnings volatility, the threat that reinsurers remove from their clients, is the bete noire of the business community.
In November, Emilios Lemonaris wrote an article in the Sunday Mail about the impasse in the intercommunal talks, with particular reference to the bete noire of property ownership and de facto possession.
Its bete noire (Russia) has ceased to be NATO's enemy for two decades, and the anxieties created by imminent destruction have been replaced by lesser threats, such as transnational terrorism and crime.
The flat stick has also been Allenby's bete noire this year but tee to green he is immaculate.
Raj also created a ripple in the Maharashtra BJP by stating that Nitin Gadkari, the state BJP president and bete noire of BJP General Secretary Gopinath Munde, is the most competent and capable leader in the state.
Of course, light, the great destroyer of fine bindings, is the bete noire of militant modern conservators and hence taboo in most libraries.
Whether it be trying to depict him as a tyrant threatening local democracy, or as someone who is blissfully ignorant about issues relating to mental health, no effort has been spared in making this man the bete noire of West Midlands' politics.
He studied at Rutgers under two professors who imbued him with a passion for economics: Arthur Burns, who later became chairman of Friedman's bete noire, the Federal Reserve, and Homer Jones, who was pursuing a doctorate at the University of Chicago while teaching at Rutgers.
I duly rattled off a list of big-heads and creeps, but missed the name she was after: my old bete noire Janet Street- Porter (who By her own shallow, yoof-obsessed logic should no longer be on TV).
It was a pleasure to see that my bete noire the absurd 'pathophysiology' has been omitted.