one of His Majesty's bad bargains

one of His Majesty's bad bargains

obsolete A useless or inept soldier, often one who shirks their duty. Primarily heard in UK. Oh, he's one of His Majesty's bad bargains. I'm surprised he managed to fire his weapon without injuring himself!
See also: bad, bargain, of, one
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