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My aunt used to say to my sister and me, “The bogeyman will get you if you're bad.”
a politician who is the familiar bogeyman of conservatives
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This is another page in the Bliss playbook: find a bogeyman and make the race a referendum on that person.
Thanks for bringing up insomnia, every adult's bogeyman, emerging from the corners of your bedroom just as your head hits the pillow, determined to keep your brain, like a petulant teenager, from taking out its (protein) trash.
For the past eight years, Barack Obama provided the National Rifle Association with the perfect liberal bogeyman—an avatar of white anxiety who wanted to deprive gun-toting Americans of their constitutional right to bear arms.
The federal budget deficit was for years a bogeyman for business leaders and politicians alike.
And in the title role, the astonishing Lars Eidinger is a bogeyman guaranteed to haunt your nightmares for weeks to come.
Britton makes for a suitably frosty Eisenhower-era bogeyman (or bogeywoman), but his theories — that superior female attributes could be revealed via submission to men — would be shouted down on any college campus today.
Sanchez is the latest to join a small but persistent push among some in the caucus for new leadership, driven in party by Democrats' losses in 2016 and Republicans' eagerness to employ Nancy Pelosi as a conservative bogeyman.
But well before that day, Leutner told Fisher, Geyser had been scaring her with tales about Slender Man and other dangerous characters from Creepypasta, a website focused on imaginary killers and bogeymen.
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