checkered past

Definition of checkered past

  1. :  a past history of having done bad things or been in trouble The senator has a checkered past.

Word by Word Definitions

checkeredplay
  1. :  marked by alternation or contrast of fortune

    :  marked by many problems or failures

pastplay
  1. :  ago

    :  just gone or elapsed

    :  having existed or taken place in a period before the present :  bygone

  1. :  beyond the age for or of

    :  after

    :  at the farther side of :  beyond

  1. :  time gone by

    :  something that happened or was done in the past

    :  the past tense of a language

  1. :  so as to reach and go beyond a point near at hand


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