ratbag

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ratbag

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

ratbag

[ˈrætbæg] n (British)enfoiré(e) m/f rat-catcher [ˈrætkætʃər] n (= person) → dératiseur m

ratbag

n (Brit pej inf) → Schrulle f (inf)
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I'm not suggesting that all franchisors are angels, but after almost 35 years in the sector I have found that there have been very few genuine ratbags among them.
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.
crap) with a bunch of ratbags has been going on for years 'cause the cops have been pussy-footing around and not catching enough of the buggers, but like a lot of other people here, I've got to earn a crust, don't I, and we just get on and do it, don't we?
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.
These are the same ratbags who roar through deep puddles when it rains so as to soak pedestrians.
We had this reputation --all the ratbags come here .