bad actor


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bad actor

A person, animal, or element that is unreliable, unruly, and prone to troublesome or quarrelsome behavior. The class was full of bad actors, always fighting and causing trouble. The neighbors have quite a bad actor for a dog; it's constantly trying to fight with our dogs.
See also: actor, bad
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And there is a very obvious benefit to openly pursuing such a strategy -- if employees and bad actors know about an organisation's anti-fraud monitoring and surveillance, they are likely to move onto "softer" targets.
Waters continued that "by waiving the consequences for bad actors the SEC is sending the wrong message.
She says that she is hearing from regulators that, if your company is not a bad actor, they want to hear from you.
Firstly he said that he was not impressed by Rupert Murdoch's performance at the Home Affairs Select committee, and began: "Speaking as a bad actor myself".
The current regulations available for enforcement by the Food and Dietary Supplement Administration (FADS) enable them to weed out the few bad actors that poison the well.
A fine dancer technically and not a bad actor, Yearsley created a high-spirited Romeo in Act I and a youthfully troubled one in Act II.
Like the bad actor molecules formed from diesel fuel decomposition, these little "bugs" can form and link together to clog fuel lines and filters and form acids that can corrode and damage rubber and plastic parts.
The press release announcing the bad actor proposal sets the tone by citing as the singular major achievement of the DFS since its 2011 creation as having "established itself as a leading financial regulator by bringing in billions of dollars through enforcement actions to protect consumers.
The amended rule 147 and new rule 147A "do not contain a bad actor provision, which are a fundamental part" of Regulatio A, Regulation Crowdfunding as well as Reg D.
Ease of presenting the case to the alleged bad actor
BREAKING Bad actor Bryan Cranston gave Mad Men star Jon Hamm advice on how to cope with leaving the show, it was revealed yesterday.
a waiver from the bad actor bar after it admitted to illegally selling billions in unregistered penny stocks.
A bad actor only "acts" when speaking and goes dead when they have no lines.
I felt if I give a bad shot they would feel I am a bad actor.
Maybe the rule in the United States is that you can only be in polities if you're a bad actor.