black spot

black spots
1) N-COUNT If you describe a place, time, or part of a situation as a black spot, you mean that it is particularly bad or likely to cause problems. [BRIT]

There are recognised black spots in marriages which can lead to trouble...

Gainsborough is known as an unemployment blackspot.

2) N-COUNT A black spot is a place on a road where accidents often happen. [BRIT]

The accident happened on a notorious black spot on the A43.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • black spot — noun Black spot is used after these nouns: ↑accident, ↑unemployment …   Collocations dictionary

  • black spot — /ˈblæk spɒt/ (say blak spot) noun any of various fungal infections causing black spots on plant foliage …   Australian English dictionary


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