bad penny always turns up

a bad penny always turns up

proverb A person with no value always returns. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of your conniving cousin—a bad penny always turns up, after all.
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bad penny always turns up

Prov. A worthless person always comes back to the place he or she started out. Jill: I just found out that Tom left town after we fought last Saturday. What if I never see him again? Jane: Don't worry. A bad penny always turns up.
See also: always, bad, penny, turn, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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