worst nightmare

noun

: the thing someone fears most
Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.

Examples of worst nightmare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Misery King’s 1987 novel about an obsessed fan who captures her favorite author is every writer’s worst nightmare. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 5 Apr. 2024 The past few days have been a fan's delight and a coach's worst nightmare to make sure her players didn't get caught up in the achievement. Pete Iacobelli, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Brands entered the chat too While Buffalo Wild Wings comforted a Lions fan with BOGO wing deals, Domino's Pizza UK tweeted a photo to encapsulate anyone's worst nightmare. Julia Gomez, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 No matter how minor the charge, Rosenstein acknowledged that any interaction with the criminal system is a parent's worst nightmare. Eshaan Sarup, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2024 Haley getting the nomination would be Biden’s worst nightmare. Chris Roemer, Baltimore Sun, 4 Feb. 2024 The past few days have been a fan's delight — and a coach's worst nightmare to make sure her players didn't get caught up in the achievement. Pete Iacobelli, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Her disappearance set off one of the largest searches in Arizona history and became a national news story, a symbol of every parent's worst nightmare. The Arizona Republic, 26 Jan. 2024 During the pandemic, a mask was my worst nightmare. Kr Liu and Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Worst nightmare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worst%20nightmare. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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