bad egg


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Noun1.bad egg - (old-fashioned slang) a bad personbad egg - (old-fashioned slang) a bad person  
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
bad person - a person who does harm to others
good egg - (old-fashioned slang) a good person
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I observed the doctor sniffing and sniffing, like someone tasting a bad egg.
Whin a bad egg is shut av the Army, he sings the Divil's Mass for a good riddance; an' that manes swearin' at ivrything from the Commandher-in-Chief down to the Room-Corp'ril, such as you niver in your days heard.
EDWINA CURRIE: Failed to spot Jimmy Savile as a bad egg.
Andreas Constantinou, who played Claudius, also looked and sounded like the murderous bad egg he is.
Like any South Wales pub there is the odd bad egg, but more often than not Fagins is about having a good time.
One bad egg is often all it takes to indict an entire industry.
You'd have to ask those I played with if I was a bad egg or not, and I suspect there would be some who would tell you I was.
words – 'He's a bad egg and I've got a really bad vibe off him'.
The report adds that the cake was made of bad egg which was not correctly stored at the hotel.
Further enlightening us that democracy can either be - or not be -; like a pregnancy or a bad egg.
Now it looks as though he could be made available for transfer this summer as Newcastle looked to get rid of their bad egg - and to think Craig Bellamy thought that was his jobThis makes the events of this week at Newcastle even more astounding.
He has been served a bad egg and when asked how it is he replies that parts of it are excellent