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rat bastard

An extremely despicable, untrustworthy, immoral person. I took Charlie in because his sister begged me to help him out, but that rat bastard robbed me while I was sleeping! There's no way I'm trusting a rat bastard like that to run my company.
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n. a really wretched or despised person. (Rude and derogatory.) Stay away from Albert, he’s a real rat-bastard when he’s drunk.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Je suis acadien je me contente d'imiter le parvenu Avec son Chrysler shine [shiny] et sa photo dans les journaux (Raymond Leblanc 1971, 53) [I swear in English all my bastardly goddams And often fuck-its well up in my throat With Jesus-Christs flung against the windshield Bleeding medium-rare ...
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The report, at 28 Texas Court of Appeals Reports 203, 206 (1890), features the following colorful passage: According to Sumner, he spoke of defendant as "that God damned, lying, thieving son-of-a-bitch"; according to Bates, as "that God damned lying, cow-thieving son-of-a-bitch, Marshall Levy," and according to McKinney, as "that God damned mother-f--king, bastardly son-of-a-bitch!"
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