axis of evil

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axis of evil
 
n
North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability
 
[C21: coined by George W Bush, 43rd US President]

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Main Entry:  axis of evil
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any government that sponsors terror
Example:  Bush singled out North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the "axis of evil" in a State of the Union address.
Etymology:  2002
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