bete noire

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a detested person

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Lee Mason (Brendan's bete noir) and the now retired Howard Webb (too numerous to mention) are the officials who Kopped the most flak from Liverpudlians.
Starting Saturday in troubled waters under the Bridge, against this wretched, spineless bunch without a win in three, who promptly ditched their bete noir and, predictably, turned up transformed miraculously from petulant little sourpusses into a slick, crack outfit, and won.
LAST week, UK politicians of almost all parties lauded an international summit in Paris, in which the bete noir was fossil fuels and the white knight was wind energy, the supposed saviour of Planet Earth.
Our bete noir was that grotesque excuse for a secretary of state, Madeleine Albright.
During his time at Sharmans Cross Road he became Moseley's bete noir, plundering them for tries and points as Bees battled against the odds to stay in the Championship.
During his time at Bees, Hunt was Moseley's bete noir, kicking tries and scoring goals without drawing breath.
That the BJP too wants to project Modi as a dogmatic leader when it comes to the question of teaching bete noir Pakistan a hard lesson or two can be ascertained from party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's assertion that India has no alternative other than installing Modi as prime minister to batter Pakistan.
Moseley's bete noir, Russell Earnshaw, poached the Cumbrian for England Sevens duty and, guess what, after an injury-blighted first year, he's saved his best for his second.
The service runs outwith the stalking season, and can also be used to reach the starting point for the Munroists'other bete noir, the hard-to-reach Beinn Fhionnlaidh, on the south side of the loch.
She uses it as a weapon and is a bete noir to another character, Lisette, who is the fur coat and no knickers type, and is always using comedy to bring her down.
Maybe he just wanted to let Wenger and his other bete noir, Rafa Benitez, take on the Scot.
This is not to knock bookmakers, for whom each-way betting is in some respects a bete noir. Although it's a simple concept - one-fifth the odds, eight runners, first three, and so on - it becomes quite complicated to work out what is in the punters' favour and what is in the layers' favour.
Now he thinks he can use homophobia against his bete noir, Mitt Romney."
He hopes to turn Liverpool into a bete noir and in doing so take the heat of criticism away from the coalition.