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don't let the bedbugs bite

cliché Sleep soundly and well. Part of the sing-song rhyme "good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite," usually said to a child. I'll see you in the morning, love. Don't let the bedbugs bite!
See also: bedbug, bite, let

crazy as a bedbug

If you describe someone as crazy as a bedbug, you mean that their behaviour is very strange or silly. By now she'd concluded that Peters was crazy as a bedbug. Note: Bedbugs are small wingless insects that live in beds and bedding. They feed by biting people and sucking their blood.
See also: bedbug, crazy
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The bedbug registry shows hotels with recent bedbug reports.
A team of entomologists led by Coby Schal and Ed Vargo of North Carolina State University studied the genes of bedbugs infesting three multistory apartment buildings in North Carolina and New Jersey and found very low genetic diversity - meaning most of them were very close relatives.
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Now experts in the US hope the first detailed genetic study of bedbugs will reveal chinks in their armour and lead to new methods of pest control.
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The city's tourism agency, NYC & Company, said it has not seen mass cancellations because of bedbug fears.
To this point, I haven't seen any big discussion of liability or disease issues arising from the bedbug problem.
Recent months have seen an unprecedented rise in bedbug infestation reports across the city.
HAZEL MAIDEN, Acocks Green SO the bedbug is back, and we have an invasion.
The bedbug war under this supreme commander was Robert's first adventure in military strategy.
If, or when, word gets out that you have a bedbug problem in your property, public relations can be a nightmare.