parade of horribles


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parade of horribles

A series of many misdeeds or misfortunes. A: "Why did you leave your job?" B: "I can't even begin to talk about the parade of horribles that happened to me while I was working there." The recent news cycle has just been a parade of horribles, with one tragedy after the next.
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"The state's brief presents a parade of horribles that may or may not come to pass.
One suspects that it won't be the parade of horribles predicted by the people who just tried to remove him.
But that is just a taste of the parade of horribles against which people must inoculate the election system.
Bunis said he listened to the oral arguments in Click-to-Call and that the plaintiff's lawyer made precisely the point that no "parade of horribles" would ensue if a defendant could not invoke IPR and instead had to litigate the validity of a patent in U.S.
Bunis listened to the oral arguments in Click-to-Call and said the plaintiff's lawyer made precisely the point that no "parade of horribles" would ensue if a defendant could not invoke IPR and instead had to litigate the validity of a patent in U.S.
If another outcome is desired, either because of a parade of horribles that the court foresees, or for some other reason, then the appropriate action is to amend the rule, wrote Anderson.
He said the conservation department was offering a parade of horribles that wasnt backed up by facts showing private deer ranches to be particularly dangerous.
Most of the time, when I ask a client or investor why they want to sell, I get a parade of horribles that makes them nervous: Nuclear war with North Korea, valuation, recession, earnings, Trump - the list has no end.
That ignores the source of the parade of horribles listed here: Those were stories unearthed by journalists.
The parade of horribles trotted out by Frye's proponents is made up, much like the junk science Frye allows lawyers to put in front of juries.
First, while Gold in particular will offer reporters sizzling explanations for what is (to Guttmacher) a parade of horribles, this report does not talk about the why.
A parade of horribles usually follows the news that a company has experienced a significant data breach.
Summary: A parade of horribles usually follows the news that a company has experienced a significant data breach.