wrong 'un


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wrong 'un

n
1. a dishonest or unscrupulous person
2. (Cricket) cricket chiefly Austral another term for googly
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Noun1.wrong 'un - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
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References in classic literature ?
While the girl slept those two, the woman of forty, an age in itself terrible, and that hopeless young "wrong 'un" of twenty-three (also well connected I believe) had some sort of subdued row in the cleared rooms: wardrobes open, drawers half pulled out and empty, trunks locked and strapped, furniture in idle disarray, and not so much as a single scrap of paper left behind on the tables.
And yet the French statesmen and soldiers went on as if they knew he wasn't a wronged man but simply a wrong 'un. I don't mean they behaved well; I mean they behaved as if they were sure.
"Yes," he continued, "this is loot, and the wrong 'un will out.
FICTION p20 a 'googly' in cricket is also sometimes known as a 'wrong 'un' or 'Bosie', and is a type of throw or bowl in which the spin of the ball causes it to veer sharply to the leg side of a right-handed batsman.
Two, he's playing with every LOD fan's greatest fear: That our hero Superintendent Ted Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) might be a wrong 'un himself.
Decades before she realised son Nick was a wrong 'un, Dot Cotton could be found in the Vic putting the world to rights.
Markande, who has got an excellent wrong 'un, is the purple cap holder -- given to the bowler with most number of wickets -- now and almost bowled Mumbai to victory in the opening two matches against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
Then came the prized wicket of MS Dhoni as he as the skipper failed to read the rookie leg-break bowler's wrong 'un and tried to defend off the back-foot.
Elsewhere, Bernice is pretending to be rich to impress her daughter Dee Dee, while Charity, who should know a wrong 'un when she sees one, has doubts about Debbie's new boyfriend Tom.
He really is a wrong 'un. Bex is a little in love with Gethin/Mr Pryce, and nd tries to make him jealous by kissing Shakil in front of him.
Winstone portrays Regan as an overweight, ruthless cop who breaks all the rules to nick a suspect, while Drew mumbles his way through his performance of Carter as a streetwise guy who might easily have turned out as a wrong 'un.