witches' brew

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witches' brew (plural witches' brews)

  1. a concoction of strange, powerful or terrifying ingredients
    • "Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1