Today I watched a video clip of ABC news Britney Spears father is no longer part of her conservatorship. At about the 47th second, the spokesman (or maybe he is the attorney) says the following:
Britney Spears has been faced with a decade-long nightmare, a cough gas nightmare, orchestrated by
hisher father and others.
I don't understand the metaphor of "cough gas" here. I know the point is that what she has experienced is a nightmare. But what information does "cough gas" add to it or what feeling does "cough gas" suggest?
I search "cough gas" and "cough gas nightmare" on Google but most of the results are medical-related.