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  • n. Plural form of frightener.


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  • A view from Rural Wales: Powys put the 'frighteners' on

    Powys put the 'frighteners' on

  • So he's putting the 'frighteners' on to try to force opposition AMs to come to an agreement.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • I stayed silent, cold, counting upon his undoubtedly dicey history to put the frighteners on him.

    2009 July « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Indeed, cost saving programmes at TfL and Network Rail were announced long before the Conservatives put the frighteners on the public sector.

    London's transport chief ready to defend capital spending

  • The Tories will try to put the frighteners on the floaters.

    The British don't need to be hung up about a hung parliament

  • And given the attempt by the footballer's lawyers to restrict the sales of Rooney's Gold, the loathsome book about his life and times written by the equally feisty BBC hack John Sweeney, Wayne might also reasonably ask why, when the frighteners have been put on WHSmith and Waterstone's, his own employers – Manchester United – are selling it on the club's official website United Direct: £16.99 for the hardback he detests.


  • That should put the frighteners on them. on July 15, 2008 at 9: 13 am | Reply Captain Cumswoggle

    Knife Crime Spin. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • He faced no opposition because he put the frighteners on anyone daft enough to stand against him.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The real Lance Armstrong story could make a good movie, but that won't happen until he's passed away and isn't able to put the frighteners on people who get too close to the truth.

    Gary Ross Writing Lance Armstrong Biopic | /Film

  • I sort of believed her but, by all means, we should re-question hermaybe put the frighteners on her, charge her with perverting the course of justice.

    Deadly Intent


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