public enemy

noun
1.
a person or thing considered a danger or menace to the public, especially a wanted criminal widely sought by the F.B.I. and local police forces.
2.
a nation or government with which one's own is at war.

Origin:
1750–60

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public enemy
 
n
a notorious person, such as a criminal, who is regarded as a menace to the public

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The movie arguably made sharks public enemy number one.
For investors, unbelievable investment opportunities can be public enemy number one.
In this time of vulnerability to wildfire, private fireworks have virtually become a public enemy.
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