ratbag

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ratbag

(ˈrætˌbæɡ)
n
slang a despicable person
[C20: from rat + bag]
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Translations

ratbag

[ˈrætbæg] n (British)enfoiré(e) m/f rat-catcher [ˈrætkætʃər] n (= person) → dératiseur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ratbag

n (Brit pej inf) → Schrulle f (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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"Let's get down to the business of offending local councillors, dignitaries and meddlesome ratbags plus ruining the trade of slime ball lying estate agents," they encourage.
Ratbags have always stolen cars, parts and belongings.
"The ratbags responsible for this should hang their heads in shame #ZeroTolerance."
Interestingly, some ratbags have been hailing him as a "national hero" on Twitter.
Amid the weasel words of politicians, the blandly compassionate speech of well-meaning actors tied up in awareness ribbons, and audience questions that serve less to seek an answer than they do to publicly state a position with which most everyone already vehemently agrees or disagrees, it was fun to hear from some legitimate ratbags making a loud and legitimate case.
As David Colfelt explains in his book From Ratbags to Respectability: "It would have been difficult for an American from the New York Yacht Club, where things are a bit more formal, to fully understand the totally relaxed ethos at Constitution Dock in Hobart."
I wish I had seen two kids with black and white ball caps smiling just at the time the bombs exploded, had somehow known that they were the ratbags who set the bombs, and had tackled at least one of them and turned him over to the cops.
"I can tell straight away who are the ratbags who are going to come in here and pick my brain and disappear.''
The ratbags also nicked Philip's car, but at least that was later found abandoned.
"If he s a ratbag, he s one of our ratbags," Kenny told The Australian.