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a blight on the land

Something that is environmentally harmful or destructive. Opponents of hydraulic fracturing see it as a blight on the land. We need to take action against greenhouse gases and similar blights on the land. Books like Silent Spring exposed synthetic pesticides as the blight on the land that they are.
See also: blight, land, on
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blight on the land

Fig. something that harms the land or the enviornment. Your garage is ugly! No, it's a blight on the land!
See also: blight, land, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The blight spores that are causing the current infection were likely carried here in wind currents from storms in the South, traveling from state to state.
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In the league named Blight, GGG has added a new combat mode, and what you need to do is stopping the spread of the deadly Blight, which would cause threat to all creatures on the continent of Azeroth.
It causes late blight disease in solanaceae plants especially during cool and moist period worldwide (Fry et al., 2013).
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A chemical explosion, triggering a deadly blight across the compound and beyond, sends Tempest outside her once-safe borders into the forest, bearing seeds from the one plant that resisted the blight.
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