bludger

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bludger

(ˈblʌdʒə)
n
1. a person who scrounges
2. a person who avoids work
3. a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
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The bludgers are dodgeballs, thrown at players by the beaters.
Without providing any real detail today, Minister Tudge has worked with the Daily Tele to roll out yet another vilifying story about dole bludgers that are apparently evil and lazy and should have their conditions further harshened.
Beaters - Throw bludgers at the opposing team to 'knock them out' and make them return to hoops.
They dodge bludgers - dodgeballs thrown at other players - while chasing the snitch, which is a sock with a tennis ball in it.
All the while, players have to avoid the bludgers, a pair of ferocious flying balls that knock players off their broomsticks.
Beaters throw bludgers (ordinary dodgeballs) at opponents players who are hit by one of the three bludgers in play must retreat to their hoops.
Matches are between two teams of seven players riding broomsticks and using four balls - a quaffle slightly deflated volleyball), two bludgers (dodgeballs) and a golden snitch (tennis ball in a sock).
He is contemptuous of dole bludgers and criminals who lack the 'dash' to make the most of the commercial opportunities offered by Australia's more prosperous economic circumstances.
Firstly, the opposition's "beaters" will be throwing slightly deflated dodgeballs called Bludgers at them, and if a player is hit by a bludger then they are "beat out" and have to dismount their broom and return to their hoops before they can continue playing.
And up to September 1 the Studio Tour will reveal how magical sports and wizarding games came to life on screen during its first Bludgers and Broomsticks sessions.
It is unworthy, no more than idle slightly sickening curiosity over modernity in its most odious form, the sort that technology worsens, by making people lazier and greedier, tantalizing them with visions of the unattainable, driving many of them to be refugees and bludgers in Europe or America.