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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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Ryan said: "He's in good form. It's obviously a tough race, but we're happy."
"But we're in very good form and we'll just have to see what happens."
Many weight-lifting injuries come from bad form, and good form will make you stronger in the long run.
'He came out of the trial very well and is in good form. His final piece of work was on Saturday and I am really happy with him.'
'You wouldn't expect anyone to beat Ronnie 5-0, so he's obviously in good form.
Regardless of how hard it is to raise a weight, the lifter is always capable of lowering the weight in good form. Coaches must encourage them to be disciplined and not "give in" during the lowering phase as they fatigue.
It is what makes of him a "postmodern" or "global" Diderot, happy to have his lumieres in the plural, without overarching unity, alive to and, when possible, "enthusiastic" (to take the term he found in Kant) about what is happening to us - alive to what is strange, singular, problematic, not in "good form."
The five-year-old's trainer Joe Murphy said yesterday: "Swamp Fox has had a little break and is in very good form. He's adaptable in terms of ground and I'm expecting him to run a big race.
Decent price to be leading after the first day ITALIAN OPEN Nicolas Colsaerts - 22/1 EW Had to withdraw from KLM Open with flu, but Belgian ace has performed well here in past David Horsey - 40/1 EW Englishman is in good form. Finished T9th at the KLM and has had four top-25s in his last five European Tour events Alejandro Canizares - 66/1 EW Finished fourth at recent European Masters and is in good form.
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.
Call me suspicious, but I can't help feeling his good form may be linked to him trying to get a move to the continent in the summer.
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.
Noel Meade's team is in good form and his number one string looks to be the dual-purpose She's A Star, a three-time winner this season who returns from a break.
Newmarket David Milnes Times Legacy (5.40 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.