bad bunch

bad bunch

A group of people typified by immoral, illegal, or illicit behavior, which is often seen as being corruptive and/or destructive to others. My brother was a straight-A student until he started hanging out with a bad bunch; now he's hooked on drugs and has dropped out of school.
See also: bad, bunch
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Swigging It didn't take long for the bad bunch to go rogue as they tried to smuggle in a bottle of cheap vodka.
Business Secretary Greg Clark - a native of this region, and as far as I can tell the best of a bad bunch in the Cabinet - could do a lot worse than see if he can find some money to pass our way.
However, the significance of this agreement -- as demonstrated by several ministers -- is that it was the best of bad bunch.
However as a non-party observer of politics, I cannot help feel that the best of a very bad bunch as been chosen as Prime Minister.
And yet, out of the 83 songs considered by the IBA, PingPong's entry "Sameach" (Be Happy) was deemed the best of a bad bunch.
In a dressing room full of dross, Gabby Agbonlahor, Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott are the worst of a bad bunch.
Everton have had a torrid season defensively but Jagielka has certainly been the best of a bad bunch at Goodison and retains the experience and nous that England need in France.
MAN OF THE MATCH KAYDEN Jackson - Best of a bad bunch for the Dragons, but gets the nod for his tireless running throughout.
Being the best of a bad bunch is nothing to be proud of and this self-entitled smugness which is rife among the Government must stop.
followed Instead, we have a bad bunch and are expected to vote for the best of them.
Figures released show that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the best of a bad bunch with the highest response rate for Category A calls in Wales, despite not a single county hitting the national target.
vvCamelot failed to shake off his reputation for being the best of a bad bunch of 2012 three-yearolds when turned over at odds of 4-11 by Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.
MAN OF THE MATCH Peter Pawlett Best of a bad bunch but the on-loan Dons star tried to get things going.
Little Mix probably the best of a bad bunch, but this shower couldn't hold a candle to their US counterparts.
I can't even go with architect Arthur Quarmby's idea of building a complex of tourism-oriented facilities underneath the Hill, though it's the best of a bad bunch of ideas for our best-known local landmark.