Were it in the context of a thriving domestic U.S. economy, we could say no harm, no foul.
Miller took particular exception to a post in which Kelley had worried she might fall victim to foul play.
It's almost too easy piling on Mitt Romney's foul comments from yesterday, but hey, I'll do it.
The second occurred on a foul ball that went into the stands behind third base against the Boston Red Sox in 2004.
And still, there are the still fringe conspiracy theorists who believe there was foul play involved instead.
How could I ever face those I loved, conscious of the marks of the foul lash on my back?
It was only when her lover repeated the foul word that she forsook him.
I will not owe my acquittal of this foul charge to any trick of lawyer-craft.
And, besides, the foul smells rushed out, poisoning him with their fumes.
And in power they valued most dearly the atrocious right of silencing, by foul means or fair, all opinions that were not official.
Old English ful "rotten, unclean, vile, corrupt, offensive to the senses," from Proto-Germanic *fulaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian ful, Middle Dutch voul, Dutch vuil, Old High German fül, German faul, Gothic füls), from root *fu-, corresponding to PIE *pu-, perhaps from the sound made in reaction to smelling something bad (cf. Sanskrit puyati "rots, stinks," putih "foul, rotten;" Greek puon "discharge from a sore;" Latin pus "putrid matter," putere "to stink," putridus "rotten;" Lithuanian puviu "to rot").
Old English ful occasionally meant "ugly" (as contrasted with fæger (adj.), modern fair (adj.)), a sense frequently found in Middle English, and the cognate in Swedish is the usual word for "ugly." Of weather, first recorded late 14c. In the sporting sense of "irregular, unfair" it is first attested 1797, though foul play is recorded from mid-15c. Baseball sense of "out of play" attested by 1860. Foulmart was a Middle English word for "polecat" (from Old English mearð "marten").
Old English fulian "to become foul, rot," from ful (see foul (adj.)). Related: Fouled; fouling.