bogeyman


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Synonyms for bogeyman

Synonyms for bogeyman

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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Unfortunately the bogeyman for too many kids lives right in their own home.
24 opinion column, "E-tailers Are Not the Bogeyman," is a shortfall opinion on where the real world is at in this economy.
Like children we have to accept that the bogeyman does exist.
Martin stars as journalist George, who wants to capture a Bogeyman and expose him to the world.
I'm just saying certification may not be the bogeyman many of them fear.
I would use those extra four hours to spend time with my five-year old daughter, showing her all of the fun things I used to do as a kid: building forts out of refrigerator boxes, exploring the woods for Sasquatch or the Bogeyman, playing outdoor games with other kids like "Spud" and "Kick the Can" and "Capture the Flag," and making up and acting out elaborate fantasies with our Barbie dolls.
This logic is one of negation, the very bogeyman of the aesthetics of the "ugly" that the writer seeks to escape.
Defending his national editorials in a column published in the Toronto Star, David Asper ridiculed the "professional whiners" who were trying to set his family up as some kind of bogeyman.
For years, North Korea has been the Pentagon's dream come true, a perfect bogeyman to drum up support for obscene defense spending.
Perhaps in the coming months Al Gore, the chief class warfare terrier, will finally give us a working definition of his favorite bogeyman and chief beneficiary of everything the evil Republicans favor-- "the rich.
This week, pin-badges featuring Raymond Briggs's children's characters The Snow-man and Fungus the Bogeyman are being sold at pounds 1 each to help the charity.
And the furious England star also warned the 11-year-olds: "The Bogeyman will come and get you if you tell lies.
Those who argue, however, that the men who carry the virus shoulder the primary responsibility for stopping its spread are advancing the "old bogeyman of the AIDS vampire," says Eigo.
Sounding and looking a little like MacMillan's Concerto, this deftly invented "classroom" ballet has distracting and/or grotesque designs credited to Robert Heindel but seemingly devised by the blue bogeyman who lurks throughout the proceedings, part Death in The Green Table and part ballet teacher in The Lesson.
This is for several reasons, but perhaps most important is the longstanding tradition of debunking stories from our national cultural tradition which began long before the bogeyman of "political correctness" stalked the land.