bad egg

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(old-fashioned slang) a bad person

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Was the lead inspector, who has since resigned from his job, just a bad egg or indicative of a more general incompetence riddling the organisation?
We could trip over the cat, eat a bad egg, crash the car--but generally, to prevent a paralysis of fear in our lives, we don't think about these possibilities.
This means every bad egg, including pedophiles, could potentially move to north central, or other depressed areas of the city.
The term was actually popularised by P G Wodehouse and probably originates as the opposite of the 19th century "bad egg", so named because a bad egg smells.
Only 9 of the 58 patients bad EGG abnormalities; most of those were benign variations, and the rest were induced when the patient tampered with the electrodes or deliberately altered his physiologic reflexes.
Some persist in regarding Thatcher as a bit of a bad egg or at most something more at home on a curate's breakfast plate.
In those cases, one bad egg may have been "pooled" with other eggs to make, say, undercooked scrambled eggs and thus may infect a large group of people.
Play with Sega's favorite heroes -- Sonic, Knuckles and Tails -- and stop the original bad egg Dr.
I don't know exactly what has gone on but I can't imagine Kenny being a bad egg and it's embarrassing the way it has dragged on.
You'd have to ask those I played with if I was a bad egg or not, and I suspect there would be some who would tell you I was.
Meanwhile Liverpool's Edwina Currie, now best recognised for looking and sounding like spare parts for the Queen, is criticised for not recognising Savile as a bad egg, by putting him in charge of a task force at Broadmoor, when she was health minister, responsible for Britain's high security hospitals back in 1988.
Perhaps even venturing themselves to view the hospitality on offer to their guests and tourists, thereby ensuring that one bad egg doesn't spoil good businesses for those that care for their clientele and set an example of good patronage and service.
Still, a cool little package, with words and photos about a jam at the Bad Egg compound, some recent pool shots, some Vegas stuff, a few reviews, and ruminations on the whole "back in the day" phenomenon, which pretty much hits the nail on the head.
And because no fewer than 22,000 OBEs were awarded by 1919, that 'honour' was known as the Order of the Bad Egg because, well, because so many Bad Eggs got one.
But the baby's father Darren Wyatt, aged 33, from Buckland, Portsmouth, told the judge: 'When you get to the stage when you grow to love someone, you can't just throw them away like a bad egg and say you will get a different egg.