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rear its (ugly) head

(of something ​unpleasant) to ​appear: The ​familiarspectre of ​drought and ​famine has ​reareditsuglyhead again.
(Definition of rear its (ugly) head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rear its (ugly) head”
in Chinese (Simplified) (令人不快的事情)出现,冒头,发生…
in Chinese (Traditional) (令人不快的事情)出現,冒頭,發生…
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