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axis of evil

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) North Korea, Iraq, and Iran when considered together as a perceived threat to world stability
[C21: coined by George W. Bush, 43rd US President]
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Translations
eje del mal
osovina zla
asse della malvagità
悪の枢軸
악의 주축
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Is there an Axis of Evil identified by the president in his State of the Union address on the preceding Tuesday as consisting of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea; or are there many axes of evil, with the aforementioned alignment being merely an illustrative example?