bad bunch

bad bunch

A group of people typified by immoral, illegal, or illicit behavior, which is often seen as being corruptive and/or destructive to others. My brother was a straight-A student until he started hanging out with a bad bunch; now he's hooked on drugs and has dropped out of school.
See also: bad, bunch
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Defender Dominic Iorfa was the best of a bad bunch for Wolves at Bristol City
Eventually they select the best of a bad bunch and try and adapt their business processes to fit around this software, which only does perhaps 80 per cent of what they want it to do.
The Everton star, 24, was not as effective in the defeat to Poland three days later but was still the best of a bad bunch across the Irish midfield.
Neil Pringle "Not one candidate stood out as a clear leader, Labour got the best of a bad bunch.
Being the best of a bad bunch is nothing to be proud of and this self-entitled smugness which is rife among the Government must stop.
followed Instead, we have a bad bunch and are expected to vote for the best of them.
Mr Bulmer asks us to vote for the best of a bad bunch of policies.
Figures released show that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the best of a bad bunch with the highest response rate for Category A calls in Wales, despite not a single county hitting the national target.
vvCamelot failed to shake off his reputation for being the best of a bad bunch of 2012 three-yearolds when turned over at odds of 4-11 by Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.
He said: "Basically we had to pick the best one of a bad bunch.
They were a bad bunch, but I made the best of my way home and I was pretty confident turning in," said Gibbons.
MAN OF THE MATCH Peter Pawlett Best of a bad bunch but the on-loan Dons star tried to get things going.
Little Mix probably the best of a bad bunch, but this shower couldn't hold a candle to their US counterparts.
I can't even go with architect Arthur Quarmby's idea of building a complex of tourism-oriented facilities underneath the Hill, though it's the best of a bad bunch of ideas for our best-known local landmark.
Well, it seems we British aren't such a bad bunch and The Secret Millionaire (Monday, Channel 4, 9pm) is proof of it.