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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!
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ENOUGH with the NHS scare stories regarding the SNP.
Climate scare stories AT last a world leader has had the courage to stand up against manipulated world opinion and announce that "the Emperor has no clothes" - ie that global warming and the rest of the Green scare-stories have little or no substance.
If all the scare stories were true, EU citizens would be racing back to the bosom of the EU where, no doubt, they'd be welcomed with open arms
In fact, it is likely that all of the scare stories that were fed to us during the campaign will come to nothing and the life of this country will move forward much better than it has done while we were shackled to this awful European Union.
I don't know which way to vote, but I don't like being sold cookedup - but half-baked - scare stories by semi-political and frankly pointless careerists, or, I suspect, their PR machine.
Both are promoting scare stories but do both parties have a hidden agenda?
THE scare stories about the loss of jobs here in the UK if we leave the EU are just that - scare stories.
The IVF expert, Lord Winston, is afraid that much of the egg-freezing industry's appeal is based on scare stories about a crisis of infertility.
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.
The prime minister said: "He's right we need to properly scrutinise TTIP but I think we must do that on the basis of the truth rather than scare stories and I do worry that when it comes to health services or food safety or, indeed, investor protection clauses there's an awful lot of scare stories going round and maybe his Bill and this greater scrutiny can lay some of those to rest.
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.
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.
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