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scare story

A story or rumor that makes something seem more serious, dreadful, or terrifying than it really is. Every year around Halloween, there's some scare story in the news about razor blades being found in candy. You just can't listen to all the scare stories people love to spread or you'd end up being afraid of everything!
See also: scare, story
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Large fossil fuel companies spend millions each year spreading scare stories about renewables as they are scared that they will lose their PS6bn-a-year government subsidy.
I have no doubt that we will have a few more scare stories before the election but I hope the people of Berwick will stick with Anne-Marie to be their next MP.
NO doubt sensible folk will ignore scare stories such as "if you vote Ukip, you will get Labour" - such is political propaganda - when the real message is "if you lose your nerve and common sense, you will get Labour or Tory (plus the SNP or Lib-Dem)".
These predictions released to the media in October saw many scare stories accompanied with pictures of people trekking through snow and blizzards, causing hysteria about soaring energy bills in the long months of sub-zero temperatures.
And Salmond backpedalled on his scare stories, admitting the NHS in Scotland could not be privatised.
OVER the next nine months all the scandal and scare stories are going to be thrown at Nigel Farage and Ukip.
We have all the security settings on our home computers but can't do anything about his phone and you hear so many scare stories.
Yet as soon as England qualified for Brazil, the scare stories began about widespread violence - just like the idea that Nazi Ukrainian thugs would wreck Euro 2012.
IT has been announced that firms will be allowed to frack for shale gas underneath homes without telling the owners if Government proposals go ahead As AJ Hubble is obsessed about the subject of fracking and has publicly dismissed scare stories about fracking, he must be in favour of fracking, which involves injecting water and chemicals into the ground to release gas trapped inside rocks.
WE often hear scare stories about how mobile phones could be making us ill.
Scientists, of course, are known for talking twaddle and eager eyed journalists are known for taking extreme percentages from research studies and turning them into scare stories.
Summary: Scare stories have been an integral part of the global warming narrative for a long time.
There have been a lot of scare stories and the players don't want their WAGs to be put in any jeopardy," The Sun quoted a source, as saying.
AS I mentioned, I can't get excited over winter scare stories.
I just hope anyone who has swallowed the scare stories fed to them by the media this week washed their hands before reading their newspaper--tabloids can be full of crap.