riffraff


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riffraff

Undesirable, disreputable, or vulgar people, often used in a condescending manner. I wouldn't be seen in a place like that, there's a lot of riffraff that hang out around there.
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Riffraff feat MATTHIAS TANZMANN: Onyx Rooms, Middlesbrough Friday, April 2.
And Prithi Jayanti was marked this year, though the parties responsible for the decade-long interruption have not summoned the requisite backbone to confess they went wrong either by misjudgment or through the cowardice of silence in the face of militant riffraff groups.
It is high time these overpaid riffraff took a walk.
The films examined are: Black Fury (1935) and Riffraff (1936), both about organized labor and strikes; My Man Godfrey (1936), a comedy about debt and responsibility; Swing Time (1936), a musical with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers "that offers an indictment of the values of the leisure class"; The Hurricane, directed by self-described social democrat John Ford; six films made from 1939 to 1941 in which Ginger Rogers portrayed a left-leaning Roosevelt supporter; and the films of John Ford made from 1940 to 1948, including the hugely popular Grapes of Wrath.
The crowd said that Washington sponsored the resolution with such riffraff as the European Union, Japan and the (President) Park Geun-hye group in South Korea.
In this group was Halston, ever rising, ever in demand; taller, better looking than anyone else, with clean-cut Midwest looks, and a soigne disregard for the riffraff swirling around him.
Not to mention that advertising settlement dollar amounts confirm to the public that plaintiff attorneys are the aggressive riffraff that the defense bar and insurance companies claim we are.
Apple's free email service includes a VIP mailbox separating friends and family from the promotional riffraff, and offers the capability to sort out hulk messages.
There is no doubt that the man suffered throughout his life, like any Syrian (Lebanese or Palestinian who ever encountered the Al-Assad regime apparatuses) who is familiar with all sorts of common daily humiliation and tyranny practiced by the security riffraff over all aspects of life, thus increasing its hardships and fueling destitution.
Darkness was descending on the Flat campaign and, even if the evenings had remained bright, surely Inis Meain had become too pompous to keep chatting to the riffraff in handicaps.
Anything down from a Beemer or one of those cool new Jeeps will result in endless questions, all designed to keep the riffraff out of the reality of the rich.
The audience was in stitches as they recreated classic scenes from the series, while at other times improvising as they interacted superbly with guests - even the riffraff.
Her 60,000 inhabitants understand that, should their city lose its integrity and become a Disneyland, it will only attract the kind of people who go to Disneyland--globalized riffraff, "customers who ask for a Coke and three straws," as a Florentine barman said to me ruefully.
Concierges do a marvellous job and keep all the riffraff out of our blocks," she said.
In an interview, one Shiite cleric refers to the regime's first four years as "the reign of Iran's riffraff proletariat.