The righteous king is like the sun that gives heat and light and beauty, whereas the good-for-nothings
are like thorns that must be discarded and burned and are so worthless that they can injure the person who tries to weed them out without proper equipment.
They are widely criticised for being lazy good-for-nothings
wasting tax payers' money.
Michele Sharon Jaffe, The Story of O: Prostitutes and Other Good-for-Nothings
in the Renaissance
Usually Johnny gets provisions from the local grocer (Paul Sarnoff), a grumpy Philistine who growls disparagingly about lazy good-for-nothings
who owe him money, but nonetheless forks over the requisite rations.
Additionally, Hodgson argued before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that the title can also mean, "Songs of the Good-for-Nothings
Bankers and politicians helped to show that the Noughties wayoutwest Steve Dub in Carmarthen We learned that nothing could stop good-for-nothings
who earn very large sums of money giving themselves enormous bonuses for doing what they're paid to do, whether they're any good or not.
And I don't see why people who do get off their backsides and work for a living have to subsidise good-for-nothings
like Mick Philpott.