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People and things that cause worry or problems

anxiety

noun

something that you are worried about

blanket

noun

something that makes it difficult for you to get information or make progress

bogey

noun

something that causes problems, or something that people worry about

bogie

another spelling of bogey1 1

bugaboo

noun

something that worries people, especially something you think they are silly to worry about

bugbear

noun

a bugaboo

cancer

noun

something harmful that affects a lot of people and is difficult to stop

canker

noun

a harmful influence that spreads and is difficult to stop

concern

noun

something that worries you

demons

noun

things that worry someone or make them unhappy

enemy

noun

something that harms or threatens someone or something

incubus

noun

a cause of worry, especially a bad dream

indaba

noun

a problem or serious worry

liability

noun

someone or something that causes problems for someone

load

noun

a problem, responsibility, or worry that you have to deal with

loose cannon

noun

a member of a group or team who tends to do unexpected things that could cause problems for the other members

offender

noun

something that is causing a problem

pressure

noun

a problem or situation that causes you to have this worried feeling

risk

noun

someone or something that is likely to be a danger or problem in the future

scare

noun

a situation that makes people suddenly feel worried or frightened about something

scare story

noun

something said or written that makes a situation seem worse than it really is

time bomb

noun

something that is likely to have a sudden and bad effect on a situation in the future

trouble

noun

an aspect or feature of someone or something that causes problems, worries, or difficulties

upset

noun

something that makes you feel sad, worried, or angry

weight

noun

something that causes you trouble or difficulty

worry

noun

a problem or possibility that makes you feel worried

a bone of contention

something that people disagree or argue about

a hostage to fortune

an action, remark, or situation that may cause you problems in the future

a nail in the coffin

one of a series of events or actions that seriously harm someone or something

a thorn in someone’s side

a person or thing that causes a lot of problems for someone

a...too far

something that comes after a series of other things of the same kind, and that causes trouble because it is too extreme

a wolf in sheep’s clothing

something that seems good at first but is in fact harmful

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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