ne'er-do-well


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a self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity

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Reilly are two ne'er-do-wells vying for the same managerial job at a Chicago-area supermarket in "The Promotion.
I am talking of the humble locking wheelnut, a device brought on to the market some years ago to prevent scallies and ne'er-do-wells from making off with prized alloy wheels.
Between Monday and Friday, February 17-21, the Petty Sessions Court held in the Great Hall of the manor will dispense old fashioned justice to miscreants and ne'er-do-wells.
But what about the drunks, the junkies and various ne'er-do-wells that constitute traffic in your average nick?
Containing such gruesome events as slaughter, dismemberment and cannibalism - sometimes perpetrated by the 'heroes', although mostly it's wicked women who want to cut children's hearts out and so on - I wonder whether these will actually be an improving diet for thugs and ne'er-do-wells.
The landlord, who otherwise would have an incentive to kick ne'er-do-wells out - all things being equal, he ups the rent when the neighborhood improves - is emasculated.
For too many, it's a pejorative term that conjures up mental images of crack cocaine, drug dealers, poor people, ne'er-do-wells.
becom of t liw A few ne'er-do-wells in Barclays took Liborties with interest rates, and then quaffed champagne in celebration.
He said: "The last time I walked across the De Montfort Hall stage in Leicester it was as Lily Savage in front of an audience of ne'er-do-wells.
To suggest these ne'er-do-wells be placed among us, confined or otherwise, suggests L.
Mr Brunstrom says CCTV makes people feel safer, himself included, but, let's face it, he seems to like cameras, full stop, whether they are directed at drivers, ne'er-do-wells generally, or himself on his various soapboxes.
Meadow (Jamie-Lynn DiScala) could get duped week in and week out by con men and assorted ne'er-do-wells in "Rolling Meadow.
The word chav is synonymous with baseball-cap wearing ne'er-do-wells who spend their weekends boozing and fighting.
A port town, it's alleged that ships bring in ne'er-do-wells from all over the globe, though Morocco is the oft-cited source (I doubt the Moroccans see it that way).
It also concluded an occasionally nasty debate on the utility of immigrants in general, featuring a number of prominent Republicans who painted even legal newcomers as shiftless ne'er-do-wells.