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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, something
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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.
government does a lousier job of recruiting than Taco Bell and DeKalb Swine Breeders, Inc.
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.
WEEK nine, hour nine of 24 (BBC2) and Jack's day is getting lousier and lousier.
They might have had a soft spot for lousy music and even lousier drugs, but they were dissenting voices with a core of idealism in their souls.
In fairness, the Coventry skipper was afforded even lousier service than the Metropolitan Line when frozen points and signal failures are the order of the day.