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raise its (ugly) head

Of a difficult, unpleasant problem, to present itself and force people to deal with it. Fundamentalist extremism has been raising its head all around the world over the last couple years. I can't believe tax day is already raising its ugly head again.
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It's no coincidence that race disparity is raising its ugly head during austerity and Brexit - two monsters that affect us all.
Malaria has become endemic and dengue fever is raising its ugly head in the areas of Jhang,Bhakkar Multan, Bahawalpur, Hafiz Abad, Lalian, Shah Jeewna and other areas.
There was also the spectre of the old enemy, parochial self-interest, raising its ugly head with the death knell of the proposed Asda superstore.
WITH terror raising its ugly head in the country, the Intelligence Bureau has asked all agencies to collect details of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals who remain untraceable after their visit to Uttar Pradesh in last 10 years.
Physician-assisted suicide is once again raising its ugly head in Massachusetts.
If on the other hand, it is the spectre of sovereignty of Gibraltar raising its ugly head once again, probably a ploy to distract attention from Spain's dire economic situation, then the matter needs settling once and for all.
THERE is no doubt that euthanasia is raising its ugly head in our hospitals, only it goes under the name of the 'Liverpool Care Pathway', whereby elderly patients with only a short time to live, are deprived of vital medication to speed up the inevitable.
Anti-English racism is already raising its ugly head in parts of Scotland.
Having been given a decent upbringing by his grandfather (Prem), a disillusioned Harpreet is shocked seeing corruption raising its ugly head to meet monthly targets.
Drop this nonsense On a week where we celebrate the genius of Aidan O'Brien, it is irritating to find the derisory team tactics farce raising its ugly head again in Australia.
And something that always seems to be raising its ugly head, is the reality of police officers killed in the line of duty.
Islamophobia is raising its ugly head in the United States as in Europe.
In this election year when the religious minority is raising its ugly head over gay marriage and condemning people because of whom they love, perhaps they should look within themselves and see that God is no longer living in their hearts.
But the spectre of vandalism is already raising its ugly head.
League president Jim Semple said yesterday: "To be honest, it's the first time I have heard of racism raising its ugly head.