damaged goods


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damaged goods

(ˈdæmɪdʒd)
n
1. (Psychiatry) a person considered to be less than perfect psychologically, as a result of a traumatic experience
2. a person, esp a public figure, whose reputation has been damaged
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"If they're damaged goods, they're like enough to be a bit the better quality."
Our appearance in a shop was a signal for the damaged goods to be brought out immediately.
That could make for difficult conversations when we try to return faulty or damaged goods.
Regarding procedure in compensating farmers, Mr Ntshebe said compensation of goods damaged by wild animals was only in the form of cash as opposed to replacement of damaged goods.
The company has just snapped up the rights to journalist Oliver Shah's book, Damaged Goods: The Inside Story of Sir Philip Green, the Collapse of BHS and the Death of the High Street.
"There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate.
QUOTES OF THE DAY "There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they're deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn't to procreate.
It's infuriating that today courts will often acquit the accused in sexual assault cases if a defence lawyer or judge paints the victim as damaged goods. This was never more clear than in the 2015 jury acquittal of Bradley Barton in the death of Cindy Gladue, a Metis Alberta mother who used drugs and had, at times, traded sex for money.
Quoting Velarde, the report said the damaged goods alone could already be worth P10 million while the cost of the structural damage could go up to P40 million.
Theresa May is damaged goods, she wasn't as good as she thought she was, the more people heard her speak the more they couldn't stomach her.
"The government needs to pass a decision to include the economic operators from the flood-affected areas in the institutional treatment, to start a process of damage assessment by relevant institutions, to pass a decision concerning the degree of coverage of the potential loss of companies in this areas, to record the VAT and the customs for the damaged goods and to find a way to refund it or exempt companies from paying it in the period ahead," said Nebi Hoxha.