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witches' brew

a potent magical concoction supposedly prepared by witches.
a harmful or threatening mixture; diabolical concoction:
a witches' brew of innuendo and rumor.
Origin of witches' brew
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yet our recipe for achieving that is an anti-intellectual witches' brew of lousy values.
  • In contrast to these well-controlled drugs, the weed itself is a complex witches' brew of many brain-altering chemicals.
  • The sulfur demons in the cave conjure up a witches' brew of poisonous gases.
  • Once there, they begin spreading a witches' brew of toxins produced by the bacteria or formed from the bacterial cell wall.
  • Dress as your favorite character and come play goblin games, eat gory food and drink witches' brew.
  • It is too facile to conclude that the presence of counsel is a necessary ingredient of every witches' brew.

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