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.
Branko Geroski comments in Sloboden pecat that as things stand there is a great chance for the bad egg in VMRO-DPMNE to be the one that kneeled down first in front of the people in a theatrical way and then led his party into a dangerous crisis and international isolation.
Chef Neil Rankin is an EGGSPERT (sorry), having recently opened Bad Egg, London's first restaurant devoted to the little guys.
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).
However, Deeney insists Dyer 'is not a bad egg' and believed the door is still open for him to play a part in their Premier League plans.
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.
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.