bad penny


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bad penny

a worthless person. Wally is a bad penny. Someday he'll end up in jail. My little brother is a real bad penny. Every time he shows up, he wants to borrow money.
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Maggie's mother Diana turns up like the proverbial bad penny, having put up the bail when Ben was arrested.
org) SD: Chefs know that, like a bad penny, I can turn up any time.
The artist also drew Eagle Eye - Junior Spy, Bad Penny, Grimly Feendish and Clever Dick for various other comics.
He also drew Eagle Eye, Junior Spy, Bad Penny, Grimly Feendish, Clever Dick, and Sweeny Toddler for various other comics in the 1960s and '70s.
He also drew Eagle Eye, Junior Spy, Bad Penny, Grimly Feendish, Clever Dick and Sweeny Toddler for other comics in the 1960s and 70s.
Another was in Mac Wellman's Bad Penny, where I had waders underneath my costume and I had to go into a pond in Central Park.
A spokesman for Bad Penny Productions said: "In You, Me and Him we meet a lesbian couple, Olivia and Alex (Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay) who, despite their age difference, are very much in love.
A couple of these met in the Naas handicap won by Intrepid Prince two weeks ago, and marginal preference is for the Ross O'Sullivan-trained Bad Penny.
True enough, the man at the center of the election-fraud scandal that nearly brought down the Arroyo administration has turned up again like a bad penny.
We all knew disgraced former chief Lamine Diack was as bent as a nine-bob note but it turns out he wasn't the only bad penny in the pot.
THIS question pops up like a bad penny whenever politicians are caught touting for money.
Bowen-Bravery survived many operations to the city in his Lancaster J-Jig, which he had nicknamed Bad Penny II, an operation which had claimed the lives of many of the Bomber Squadron before him.
Like Hannibal | James as "Red" Lecter, Red has been on the FBI's most wanted list for ever, but turns up like a bad penny offering to help catch a terrorist on one condition .
Like Hannibal James as Raymond "Red" Lecter, Red has been on the FBI's most wanted list for ever, but turns up like a bad penny offering to help catch a terrorist on one condition .
Painted black with an olive and brown stippled upper surface, Bad Penny was plain bullfrog-ugly, and it showed on every inch of her battered frame.