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bête noire

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1 something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason

  • doing my own tax return is the bête noire that haunts me every April
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2 something or someone that is hated

  • in that organization's view, societyʼs number one bête noire should be the drunk driver of a motor vehicle
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