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turd in the punchbowl

vulgar slang Something or someone that spoils, ruins, or needlessly complicates a situation or circumstance; a disagreeable nuisance or source of irritation. For these greedy corporate executives, restrictions put in place by regulators to protect consumers are just turds in the punchbowl. Not to be the turd in the punchbowl, but I really think we should take this money we found to the police, instead of keeping it for ourselves.
See also: turd

polish a turd

slang To make something unpleasant seem more appealing than it really is—which is often a futile effort. "Turd" is a slang term for a piece of feces. Look, man, your term paper was bad before, and all of your edits are just making it worse—polishing a turd won't make it better.
See also: polish, turd

you can't polish a turd

You can't make something unpleasant seem more appealing than it really is—attempting to do so is often a futile effort. "Turd" is a slang term for a piece of feces. Look, man, your term paper was bad before, and all of your edits are just making it worse—you can't polish a turd, you know.
See also: polish, turd

ghost turd

n. a wad of lint, as found under a bed. (Use caution with turd.) There’s a lot of ghost turds under the bed.
See also: ghost, turd

turd

1. n. a formed mass of fecal material; a fecal bolus. (Usually objectionable.) There’s a turd floating in the swimming pool!
2. n. a wretched or worthless person. (Rude and derogatory.) You stupid turd!

turd face

n. a wretched and obnoxious person. (Rude and derogatory.) You stupid turd face! Why did you do that?
See also: face, turd
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But we won't be seeing the artist's turd portraits adorned with cuttings from his dreadlocks, or his sculptural "spliffs" - rolled joints filled with elephant excrement, which bear mediate comparison to Robert Gober's colossal sculptural cigar filled with real tobacco leaves.
in horror, running in terror as this huge turd floated towards them.
I was going to send you a dog turd through the post but I could never have brought myself to lick the envelope.
And even though the singer doesn't hit all the notes and the band is just guitar and drums, there's something endearingly hilarious about a band that sings songs like "The Turd That Came to Life," and "Satan Always Calls Collect.
Another, sent to George Mower, 62, read: "We're prepared to overlook your comments on this occasion but next time you'll get a cat turd in the post.
You could put a spray-painted dog turd on it, put the word "vintage" next to it, and people would be clamouring for it like crazed pensioners at a jumble sale.
C'mon you guys, that place is a flaming pile of concrete turd.
And if Jasper Johns were less sophisticated and less clever, we might now be admiring a bronzed, painted turd rather than a coffee can loaded with brushes.
All done well and with heart, it'll keep you busy on the crapper for a turd or two.
Straight outta Seattle, this one's got plenty of coverage of the Northwest parks (although it seems to dwell on that lump of turd residing under the Space Needle).
Guest star Eric Sykes lights up the screen with his portrayal of Tim, a man so incensed by the felines crapping on his lawn that he tagged every turd and stored it in his freezer.
PRINCE Charles blasted top architects yesterday for putting "a turd in every plaza".
Flip da bird to all absurd, overheard, words of turd at: Mail Drop c/o THRASHER PO BOX 854570 San Francisco, CA 94188-4570