Some wannabe hero cop comes out of nowhere and grabs me and puts a gun to my face.
He was a wannabe, an outcast who felt rejected even by the militia men themselves.
That candidate, whether it be Palin herself or a Palin wannabe, will, I suspect, be crushed in the general election.
That fear is that Purim and its Megilla (the Book of Esther) would inspire a wannabe to open fire on a group of innocents.
When the media show the hyper actions of these wannabe soldiers, public perception changes.
Poplawski was a neo-Nazi wannabe who railed against blacks, Jews, “Zionists,” and gun control.
To the wannabe winners he gave business cards and fliers, dangling attractive security solutions for their would-be shops.
Doane tweeted, “the film does make fun of wannabe Berean unimaginative Christians who need to lighten up.”
Malzberg, like any good Beck wannabe, enjoys using cable TV liberal hitman Keith Olbermann as a piñata.
Sales of golf equipment to wannabe Tiger duffers is an enormous business for Nike.
1981, originally American English surfer slang, from casual pronunciation of want to be; popularized c.1984 in reference to female fans of pop singer Madonna.
[origin unknown; perhaps fr British dialect wank, ''a violent blow,'' and semantically analogous with beat one's meat, whack off, pound one's peenie, etc]