One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used during the cold war with reference to the feared presence and influence of communist sympathizers.
- ‘The People's Republic of China - the communists, the reds under the bed - probably has more toll roads as a percentage of its network than anywhere else.’
- ‘Harris though seems to be rooted in the political discourse of thirty years ago with his notion of reds under the bed controlling everything.’
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