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The journey to work was a nightmare.
The company now faces the nightmare of bankruptcy.
Heavy rain made playing conditions an absolute nightmare.
The new tax has been a bureaucratic nightmare.
The situation on the roads that day was every driver's worst nightmare.
If this computer system fails, this could turn into a nightmare scenario.
This is the British English definition of nightmare. View American English definition of nightmare.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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