wrong 'un


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wrong 'un

n
1. a dishonest or unscrupulous person
2. (Cricket) cricket chiefly Austral another term for googly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
And yet the French statesmen and soldiers went on as if they knew he wasn't a wronged man but simply a wrong 'un.
Yes," he continued, "this is loot, and the wrong 'un will out.
Obviously, you could connect this to your wifi, but it would be rendered useless should the wrong 'un trying to gain access to your home manage to cut the power.
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.
I tried to explain to my mother-in-law, but she cut me short and ordered me from her house, saying that she always knew I was a wrong 'un.
CORONATION STREET (7pm ITV) GAIL may be right tonight when she says she can spot a wrong 'un.
If it was a wrong 'un from Bishoo that kept low this time, it could be an extra yard of pace from Edwards or a Rampaul doing the damage in the next.
50pm) Despite John Barrowman's turn as a Desperate Housewives wrong 'un this feelgood series has convinced us that in a good-John/bad-John fight, the former would win.
And Murali has had plenty of success with his wrong 'un, the ball which fizzes away from right-handed batsmen.
Warwickshire batsman Bell appeared to underline a widespread inability throughout England's lineup to read Hogg's bowling and was stumped advancing down the wicket after being beaten by his wrong 'un.
He can be a wrong 'un, that's for sure, and he's been arrested for attempted murder many times.