good-for-nothing


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good-for-nothing

1. mod. worthless. (Usually having to do with a person.) Let’s get rid of this good-for-nothing car right now.
2. n. a worthless person. (Also a rude term of address.) Tell the good-for-nothing to leave.
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Why, he 's rich, and clever, and better than most of you good-for-nothing fellows.
One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness.
you naughty, good-for-nothing man), that she would pardon you ANYTHING: and, indeed, I believe, the next place in her heart is mine: and that she would be miserable without me.
We commend the Kurdish Peshmerga for opposing Daesh lunatics tooth and nail and for emerging victorious on various fronts against these good-for-nothing militants hell bent on destroying the world.
Her mum Dawn (Elizabeth Berrington, pictured) is hallucinating in hospital with a threatened miscarriage, while her good-for-nothing boyfriend is still down the nick answering questions.
This should be a lesson to teams that are prone to squandering millions of euros on good-for-nothing foreign coaches.
I didn't take that approach because I thought they were a bunch of good-for-nothing rascals, far from it.
The bedroom tax is damaging families and damaging communities - and now it really has been shown to be a good-for-nothing government policy which has to be ditched.
Essentially, she played a mum who plainly loved her sons but couldn't quite get her head around the fact that they were lazy, good-for-nothing teenagers rather than angelic little schoolboys.
Washington, June 28 ( ANI ): Japanese artist Rokudenashiko, whose pseudonym translates to good-for-nothing kid, is disturbed by the stigma that surrounds the vagina.
One person who isn't happy is Dan's housemate Bob, who's been telling Dan that Kerry is a good-for-nothing sponger.
Valerian's father, even more outraged than Victor's mother, is convinced that Victor is a good-for-nothing prince and will only allow them to marry if Victor completes three challenges: tests of bravery, cleverness, and endurance.
I hear Rehab singer (and reformed druggie) Amy Winehouse is talking about having a baby with her good-for-nothing former husband Blake Fielder-Civil.