bad actor


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bad actor

n.
One that frequently misbehaves or is a source of difficulty: "Phosphorus is not the only bad actor in lake eutrophication" (Chemical Week).
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It is not realistic for you to stop every bad actor, as some will inevitably slip through the net.
The group includes Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte, Olympian Sharron Davies, and former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The Bad Actor Disqualification Act of 2017 ensures that the SEC "protects investors from bad actors by implementing a rigorous, fair, and public process for waiving automatic disqualification provisions in the law," Waters said.
The 10-part series will be based on science fiction novelist Dick's short stories and will star Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston.
Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte is in the line-up for Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympics at Rio 2016.
As part of triage, Holland says that Harsco considered whether a document hold would put a bad actor on alert and force his or her hand.
I enjoyed playing a bad actor who is crazy about Alka.
HOLLYWOOD star Hugh Grant joked that he was a bad actor while speaking out against Rupert Murdoch's appearance before the Home Affairs Select Committee.
When a person refuses to share the identity of a bad actor, he or she denies others the opportunity to avoid a similar fate.
It's one bad actor,'' agreed Bob Blakely, director of growers for the California Citrus Mutual, a 2,000-member-strong organization.
Gottlieb, former Canadian ambassador to Washington thought, Saddam Hussein "is a bad actor on the world stage" and therefore should be punished (CTV Sunday edition, Dec.