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bad form

Behavior or actions that are considered socially inappropriate, distasteful, or rude. Many people still consider it bad form to ask a woman her age.
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good/bad ˈform

(old-fashioned, British English) a way of doing things that is socially acceptable/not socially acceptable: I think it was very bad form for Joe to arrive late for the funeral.Apparently, good form requires you to wear a hat on these occasions.
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He's in good form and we're looking forward to running him.
But we're in very good form and we'll just have to see what happens.
For example, while performing bodyweight dips [ILLUSTRATION FOR PHOTO 3 OMITTED], athletes often drop rapidly, ignoring the potential strength benefits derived from taking more time to lower their body in good form.
Willie Mullins, trainer of Bargy Lady, Screaming Rose and Augustin Bargy Lady is going up a lot in distance but she's in good form and should appreciate her low weight compared to what she's had to carry in maidens.
GOLF: European number one Padraig Harrington is keen to continue his recent good form and claim the HSBC Champions tournament that gets underway in Shanghai tomorrow.
The Welsh club pulled off a 4-1 win with goals coming from Tim Jones (2), Trent Fowler and Mark Ramage and after 10 straight wins, Cardiff look on good form to get promoted.
It's not good form,'' said Bruce Bradley, assistant registrar of voters.
40 Bath, nap) Peter Chapple-Hyam has his team in good form and this sprinter creeps into this 0-70 handicap off 69.
VVWHAT they say Patrick Prendergast, trainer of Canary Row He's in good form but unless they get some rain he might not run as seven furlongs on drying ground would be a bit sharp for him.
VVWHAT they say Pat Fahy, trainer of Ballybacka Queen She's in good form and we think we have her straight enough to do herself justice.
VVWHAT they say David Easterby, assistant to Mick Easterby, trainer of Aetna and Hoof It They're both in good form and we're looking forward to seeing them run.
Belardo has come out of Goodwood in good form," said trainer Roger Varian.
What they say Brian Ellison, trainer of Montefeltro The track at Goodwood didn't suit him last time out, but he's in good form and we're hoping for a good run as he's run well there before.
VVWHAT they say Gordon Elliott, trainer of Moonmeister It's obviously not ideal having two penalties but he's taken well to hurdling and is in good form.
Muck 'N' Brass's win over the trip came in one of the few premier handicaps staged at the track and, although he found Group 3 class too tough next time out, he returns in good form for a seventh visit to Dundalk.