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bad egg

noun
a person who is bad, dishonest, or unreliable; a good-for-nothing: a bad egg who had served several years in prison.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism

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bad egg definition


  1. n.
    a repellent person. : You're not such a bad egg after all.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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