the specter of (something)


: a notion or fear of something bad that might happen in the future
a nation alarmed/haunted by the specter of famine/war
News of the disease raised the specter of a possible plague.

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“The specter of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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