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.
We didn't mean for it to be an "egg restaurant" - it was just a name for a diner - you know, like a naughty child: a bad egg.
The story moves along at a fast pace and is exciting, with battles and 'bad eggs' popping up unexpectedly to throw a spoke in the works (although I think said bad egg is vanquished far too easily).
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.
Gas companies in the US are legally obliged to mix chemicals with shale gas to create a bad egg smell.
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.
Another great-but-all-too-infrequent issue of Bad Egg, outta Denver, CO.