rotten to the core

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rotten to the core

of a person
: very bad or dishonest

Word by Word Definitions

rotten play
  1. : having rotted : putrid

  2. : morally corrupt

  3. : extremely unpleasant or inferior

  1. : to an extreme degree

core play
  1. : a central and often foundational part usually distinct from the enveloping part by a difference in nature : such as

  2. : the usually inedible central part of some fruits (such as a pineapple)

  3. : the place in a nuclear reactor where fission (see 1fission 3) occurs

  1. : to remove a core (see 1core 1a) from

  1. : a group of people


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