rear/raise its ugly head

Definition of rear/raise its ugly head

Note: If something bad rears/raises its ugly head, it suddenly becomes obvious or causes trouble.

Word by Word Definitions

rear play
  1. : to erect by building : construct

  2. : to raise upright

  3. : to breed and raise (an animal) for use or market

  1. : the back part of something: such as

  2. : the unit (as of an army) or area farthest from the enemy

  3. : the part of something located opposite its front

  1. : being at the back

  1. : toward or from the rear

raise play
  1. : to cause or help to rise to a standing position

  2. : awaken, arouse

  3. : to stir up : incite

  1. : an act of raising or lifting

  2. : a rising stretch of road : an upward grade : rise

  3. : an increase in amount: such as

ugly play
  1. : frightful, dire

  2. : offensive to the sight : hideous

  3. : offensive or unpleasant to any sense

  1. : in an ugly manner


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