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night + mare

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nightmare

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  1. A very bad or scary dream.
    I had a nightmare that I tried to run but could neither move nor breathe.
  2. (figuratively) Any bad, miserable, difficult or terrifying situation or experience that arouses severe anxiety, terror or agony.
    Cleaning up after identity theft can be a nightmare of phone calls and letters.

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