bum steer


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bum steer

n
slang chiefly US false or misleading information or advice
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CHARLIE MULGREW has revealed his frantic deadlineday dash to Wigan was like an episode of Wacky Races after he was given a bum steer on the way to the training ground.
'We are probably victims of 'kuryente (bum steer)' and (our personnel) may have been very eager to post because one of our focus is to prevent communist groups in taking over our government,' he said.
Having been given a bum steer in the disappointing mess that was 2007's Spider-Man 3, Venom branches out into his own solo flick.
If some foreign power told this supposed plot to Duterte and he believed it, we think he was fed a bum steer.
A BUM STEER Host Anna Richardson with two participants
Opinion polls, tweaked in atonement for last May's bum steer, suggest the Leave side has pulled ahead.
Google gives a bum steer A GOOGLE Lexus driverless car caused a crash while on trial in California.
guys gave me a bum steer and sent me right round the back of it.
The bum steer apparently arose after a television network's news report quoted Ampatuan lawyer Sal Panelo as saying that the Ampatuan patriarch has fallen into coma.
"I think he's a massive competitor, I wouldn't give him any tips - I'd try to give him a bum steer to be honest, if I could," laughed Schmidt.
Wendy Davis as its "Bum Steer of the Year," Texas A&M's plans to name a building after Gov.
So fair suck of the sav, mate; a steer is a direction, guide or tip, and a bum is rather self-evident, so a bum steer is simply "bad advice."