dead-end kid

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dead-end kid

A troubled kid, typically a male, who is seen as having limited future prospects. I'm worried about Mary dating a dead-end kid—what if he interferes with her plans to go off to college?
See also: kid

dead-end kid

n. a youth with no future, usually a male. Frank was a dead-end kid from the day he was born.
See also: kid
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Billy Procida also comes straight from Central Casting but is better suited for the role of mischievous Dead End Kid. He favors a windbreaker bearing the name of his brother's construction company, and he, too, has a resume to match his persona.
Braddock: Cinderella Man, The Garfield Gunner, Joe Louis's "Exhibitions": Joe Cheshul and Henry "Snow" Flakes, and Rocky Graziano: The Dead End Kid. Fernandez recounts the men's careers and notable bouts, in some cases offering first hand accounts of the boxers' lives through interviews and meetings.
A It was famous Dead End Kid and Bowery Boy Huntz Hall (1920-99).
Let's be honest, though, the idea of Aston Villa finally ditching their dead end kid to the East End did have a fair bit going for it.
IF Gary Rae thinks that whathe gets being on the dole is better than working then I'm afraid he is just a dead end kid.
Some specific topics considered include the Dead End Kids as modernists, encounters between girls and men in the films of Shirley Temple, rejecting mothers and middle-class kids, and black urban boys in film.
INSPIRED by the real Dead End Kids - teenagers in the East End of London who fought fires during the Second World War - this is a story of bravery.
Dead End Kids - Heroes of the Blitz by Bernard Ashley.
A FEW years ago, before the raucous sounds of mobile phones and other screeching noises battered the bus travellers' ear drums, our bus was invaded by a group of young boys who could have been identified with the Dead End Kids seen on the old black and white films of our youth.
A FEW years ago, before the raucous sounds of mobile phones and other screeching noises battered the bus travellers' ear drums, our bus was invaded by a group of young school boys who could have been identified with the Dead End Kids seen on the old black and white films of our youth.
Remember those movies in the late 1940s and '50s about the Dead End Kids? They were city kids.
I first laid eyes on her in Dead End Kids , Akalaitis's 1980 multimedia "history of nuclear power," playing an iconic yet colloquial Marie Curie.
THE Dead End Kids, are on @The Willows, Saughall Massie April 9 @TheBassist101.
Presence: Cecilia in a later role in the Dead End Kids, below, with Shirley Temple in The Bluebird, and in 1903.
Professor of History Bonnie Stepenoff The Dead End Kids of St.