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red under the bed

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From red (meaning communist) and the traditional child's fear of a monster lurking under the bed.

NounEdit

red under the bed (plural reds under the bed)

  1. (slang) An insidious communist presence; a communist who has infiltrated capitalist society.

Usage notesEdit

This term is most commonly encountered in the plural. The term tends to be used in a tongue-in-cheek or ironic manner.