Examples of bugaboo in a Sentence
politicians complaining about that old bugaboo, high oil prices
doing one's tax returns are a real bugaboo for some people
Recent Examples of bugaboo from the Web
And in the Orioles’ 5-3 loss to the Mariners, that was the bugaboo for Castro again.
What the Spurs do give a damn about is their inability to win on the road lately and an old bugaboo that resurfaced at the Staples Center: porous fourth quarter defense.
Then, all of Cashner’s greatest bugaboos this season coalesced in the sixth inning, which turned a would-be win into a no-decision.
If Obama favored net neutrality, congressional Republicans were opposed, and the formerly technocratic issue became a right-wing bugaboo.
The former is a bugaboo for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, the latter for Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans.
Sugar has replaced fat as the dominant bugaboo in America’s perennial obsessiveness over what foods to avoid.
The Panthers, however, are more than talented enough to wear the crown again, but settling for jump shots and their reliance on offense instead of defense are bugaboos that could yield an upset.
McIlroy’s 5-under 67 Saturday was his lowest round in five PGA Tour events this season and featured just 25 putts — long his bugaboo.
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BUGABOO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bugaboo for English Language Learners
: something that makes people very worried or upset
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