If I were at the intellectual level of Michael Moore, this movie would be a dud.
The prank itself seems meaningless, and the reaction was un-extraordinary: all in all, a dud.
Besides, some of the people who cooperated early—Big Pharma, for instance—wound up with a dud deal.
Reviews seemed to range a short spectrum between turnip (a dud, in the French parlance) and not-a-complete-turnip.
The Hollywood Reporter said the film was a dud, but Holmes plays neatly against type.
Then came a dud which dropped neatly inside on the soft ground.
Let's get busy—we're altogether too close to that dud there to suit me.
dud and Zeph were by this time on Betterson's side of the fence, hurrying to head off Snowfoot.
Cut the whole lot,” said dud, “just as soon as I can get money enough to do it.
She talks of you incessantly, dud, and only seems happy when I am answering her thousand and one questions about you.
c.1825, "person in ragged clothing," from duds (q.v.). Sense extended by 1897 to "counterfeit thing," and 1908 to "useless, inefficient person or thing." This led naturally in World War I to "shell which fails to explode," and thence to "expensive failure."
c.1300, dudde "cloak, mantle," later in plural, "ragged clothing" (1560s), of uncertain origin.
: a dud bomb
Clothing; threads: To see them washed and put in and out of their duds was perhaps the greatest pleasure of her life
[1300+; origin unknown; perhaps fr one or another English or Celtic words meaning ''cloth, rag'']