Both leads and other Dan Coopers have turned out to be duds.
But the jokes flow at such a torrential pace that duds are soon forgotten; the best are even Spamalot-worthy.
There were a number of high-profile men in her life who turned out to be duds.
duds also pose problems for farmers, who leave their harvest for fear of going into the fields.
Yes, there was one more, namely Mr. Pawkins, who was afeard his duds warn't dry.
That evenin' I found her on the back steps, all Sunday duds and airs.
They started modding the gym every night, adding variations on the elements that saw the most action, removing the duds.
In it the farmers kept, says one church record, "their duds and horses."
We can make no better trade for him, than to offer these duds for his liberty.
Just go upstairs and put on your duds, like the dear thing you are, and get the next train.
c.1300, dudde "cloak, mantle," later in plural, "ragged clothing" (1560s), of uncertain origin.
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."
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'']
: a dud bomb