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lousy with someone or something

Inf. having lots of someone or something. (Like an infestation of lice.) Old Mr. Wilson is lousy with money. Tiffany is lousy with jewels and furs, but she's got bad teeth.
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lousy with

Abundantly supplied, as in He's lousy with money. Like louse up, this expression alludes to being infested with lice. [First half of 1800s]
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mod. rotten; poor; bad. This mushy stuff is lousy. Do I have to eat it?

lousy with someone/something

mod. having lots of someone or something. (Like an infestation of lice.) Tiffany is lousy with jewels and furs, but she’s got bad teeth.
See also: lousy, someone, something
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It is true that we all lose a sense of national pride and become more dependent on foreign suppliers for energy and goods, often produced for lousy wages in lousier conditions and with a dire impact on the environment.
Tonight, they need to coax one planet into outsourcing their services to England or they'll be tasked with an even lousier assignment.
Crime, squalor, and lousy schools scared away anyone with the money to leave, which led to more crime, worse squalor, and even lousier schools.
The more courts remain without judges, the fewer cases get heard, the more cases get dismissed and the lousier the decisions made.
Decomposition rates of aspen litter (Populus; Lousier and Parkinson 1976, Zlotin and Khodashova 1980, Bartos and DeByle 1981) and prairie grass litter (Abouguendia and Whitman 1979, Vossbrinck et al.
The more democratic a university is, the lousier it is," said Silber, delicately explaining his educational philosophy a few years later in The New York Times.
The president's hand was dealt several years ago; it's a lousy one, and it's going to get lousier very soon.
But when Liverpool fail to muster a single shot on goal in 45 minutes, mainly because the service from midfield is lousier than a rail franchise, it is time for Rafa Benitez to face facts.
Between lousy recruiting and lousier retention, the department has seen its force dwindle to the point that it remains 1,000 officers below its authorized strength.
Visser and Parkinson 1975, Mitchell and Parkinson 1976, Lousier and Parkinson 1984).
government does a lousier job of recruiting than Taco Bell and DeKalb Swine Breeders, Inc.
But that doesn't matter right now, any more than does the question of whether your lousy Administration has been lousier than Reagan's or not.
Lone striker Ricardo Fuller spent a more cloistered afternoon than a monk, and the service was lousier than the queue for KFC at a motorway service station on a Bank Holiday weekend.
Worse, the team was even lousier than the one he left.