public enemy number one

noun

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: the nation's most wanted criminal : the most dangerous threat to society In many countries today, drug abuse is public enemy number one.

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“Public enemy number one.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20enemy%20number%20one. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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