bad egg


informal + somewhat old-fashioned
: someone who does bad things
He was dishonest, but he was the only bad egg in the group.

Examples of bad egg in a Sentence

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“Bad egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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