public enemy number one
a notorious wanted criminal
a person or thing regarded as the greatest threat to a group or community
1995 - Independent - So foods that pile on the pounds are seen as Public Enemy Number One.
RELATED IDIOMS :
be your own worst enemy
act contrary to your own interests
1993 - Richard Lowe & William Shaw – Travellers - We convinced ourselves that everything was against us but the truth was we were probably our own worst enemies.
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