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stinker

1. A term of endearment for a playfully mischievous child. You tricked me, you little stinker! That was a good joke!
2. slang An odious, contemptible, or despicable person. How a stinker like him got elected to congress is beyond me. Everyone knows the stinkers that run these major corporations have no regard for us common folk.
3. slang Something of an especially inferior quality. The first movie was an overlooked classic, but its sequels were all stinkers. He wrote a real stinker of a play.

stinker

1. n. an unpleasant or wicked person. Jerry is a real stinker. Look what he did!
2. n. a serious problem. This whole business is a real stinker.
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One of Gene Hackman's few real stinkers, this 1990 turkey sees him in his default 'tough cop' setting and partnered with Dan Aykroyd's bow tie-wearing, stuffed-shirt flatfoot who - and here's the hilarious twist - has a multiple-personality disorder.
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Chat to other fans about goals as they're scored and have your say about who's playing well and who's having a stinker.
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You'd think a whole record of outtakes and rejected songs would be a stinker, and a rip off as well.
It led to suggestions from a prominent political commentator yesterday that the Prime Minister privately views the plan for regional government as "a bit of a stinker.
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But the prize for worst box office performance in British history goes to the Gordon Ramsay and Dougray Scott stinker Love's Kitchen.
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