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lowlife

1. A contemptible person. That guy is a lowlife, always hitting on the waitresses and causing trouble.
2. The class of such people considered collectively. As a private investigator, I'm well-acquainted with our city's lowlife.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

low-life

1. n. a low person; a repellent person. This low-life smells like bacon.
2. mod. mean; belligerent. We don’t need any low-life characters around here.
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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This is a law that needs bringing in, so these thieving lowlifes understand the consequences of entering premises uninvited.
Before Trump accused Newman of being a "lowlife", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed the content of the claims revealed in the book.
It's just unlucky that I caught this one mere days after I saw something as special as Lowlife, which only amplifies how hollow the film is emotionally, no matter how good its technical merits are.
Two Aston Villa claret and blue gnomes were stolen by "lowlife" on two separate occasions at the grave of Joseph Murphy in Woodlands Cemetery.
A conversation between two lowlife off-course bookies suggests that the St Leger is run over fences, while it's puzzling that Mr Dorling, Epsom's clerk of the course, starts his clearing up on a Sunday when the race was run on a Wednesday in the 1860s.
However, he is a political 'lowlife' who entered Iraq on the back of an American tank, and played a big role in the falsification of the premises for the Iraq war.
When we got into the taxi, my two friends in the back, myself in the front, the lowlife and sidekick proceed to try to share our taxi, while sitting on top of my friend and forcefully asking the driver to take them to Gabalfa.
WHEN it comes to behaving like scum, the lowlife never seem to take a holiday - not even at Christmas.
GORDON RAMSAY "unreservedly apologised" last night for comments he made about a television presenter which led the Australian prime minister to describe him as a "new form of lowlife".
One question you gotta ask yourself is, how did these lowlife party scumbags turn a photocopied little 'zinc into this?
When some lowlife creeps at school try to get him to blackmail an obnoxious star soccer player on the school team, while the cops want him to be a snitch for them and report on the lowlifes' activities, PJ is in one dangerous situation after another, and he must figure out the right thing to do.
In fact the lowlife advertisers doing this, as well as the lowlife TV and billboard operators and lowlife censors allowing this are encouraging babies to be weaned on this junk.
If perhaps there is any part of this truly unique and engaging tale lacking, otherwise exquisitely written, then it is the episodes of Firmin's "lowlife" penchant to hang out at the old theatre, Rialto, into the wee hours of the night, sitting amongst drooling old lechers, even while openly acknowledging his own "perversions," and watching what he refers to as his "Lovelies." It is perhaps a bit too much for my sensibilities and suspended disbelief to imagine a rat so craving the human female species the way that he does ...
My partner and I both work very hard to provide for our daughter and I was horrified to discover while out shopping with my daughter in the town on Saturday, that some lowlife had stolen my purse out of my daughter's pram.
The manager refrained from profanity and settled for calling the man a lowlife as he headed out the door.