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reds under the bed

Definition of reds under the bed in English:

Used during the cold war with reference to the feared presence and influence of communist sympathizers.
Example sentences
  • The People's Republic of China - the communists, the reds under the bed - probably has more toll roads as a percentage of its network than anywhere else.
  • Harris though seems to be rooted in the political discourse of thirty years ago with his notion of reds under the bed controlling everything.
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