bad apple

noun

Definition of bad apple

  1. :  someone who creates problems or causes trouble for others; specifically :  a member of a group whose behavior reflects poorly on or negatively affects or influences the remainder of the group The best way to deal with bad apples is to take them out of the group as quickly as possible. — Henry L. Tischler, Introduction to Sociology, 2011 —called also rotten apple

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1887

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1887


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