no better than (one) ought to be

no better than (one) ought to be

Immoral or perverse, especially having a tendency toward sexual promiscuity. Typically said of a woman. They are quite old-fashioned, and think a woman whose boyfriend spends the night is no better than she ought to be.
See also: better, no, ought, to
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