riffraff


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riffraff

Undesirable, disreputable, or vulgar people, often used in a condescending manner. I wouldn't be seen in a place like that, there's a lot of riffraff that hang out around there.
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This occurred to me while reading an op-ed piece in the The New York Times, by two ed-biz whizzes named Tom Loveless and Michael Petrilli, from the Hoover Institution, who worry that current national policy is "shortchanging" the "gifted," who deserve to be singled out, separated from the riffraff, and treated real special.
We were well-off but ended up as riffraff," she says.
Harry Brown STARRING Plan B (AKA Ill Manors director Ben Drew) as a proper evil ASBO hoodie, this gritty 2009 thriller saw Michael Caine, right, play a geriatric former solder who turns to vigilantism in order to get rid of the riffraff from his council estate.
I can pick up a nincompoop from the New York streets, clean him up, and take him to Lusaka and you all be crowding around him chanting muzungu, muzungu (white man) and yet he's a riffraff.
And Michal daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, "Didn't the king of Israel do himself honor today--exposing himself today in the sight of the slave girls of his subjects, as one of the riffraff might expose himself
A lady called Joan Peters wrote a book ("From Time Immemorial") proving that the riffraff calling themselves "Palestinians" had nothing to do with Palestine.
Jamal Ahmad, 21, wearing a grunge T-shirt and a long mane, said he hates when mall security profile him as riffraff whose only purpose for going to the mall is to bother women for their phone numbers.
Yes, one knows: Galleries are in many ways elitist; vast sums change hands for symbolic things; the rich love to go slumming, but mechanisms are in place to keep the riffraff out.
I feel very comfortable treating patients now, because I know that I am not dealing with the riffraff," Dr.
You have to dress smart, it's basically just to keep all the riffraff out.
The human landscape of the island was rather colorful, including indigenous pearl divers, Spaniards, traders, canoe owners, women, missionaries, sailors, merchants, carpenters, barrel-makers, adventurers, scoundrels and riffraff, navigators, and money lenders who found time for recreation and culture through reading, music, card games, chess, and ball games.
The riffraff and their representatives are certainly never allowed to cross those compounds and any desperate terrorist daring to barge in can be quickly neutralised.
Wow, he says, that's super, then I 
can add what a privilege it is to 
work for you what a leader you are, 
you deserve the best, and let's start weeding out the riffraff, but, uh oh, bosses like yesmen, that's a hassle.
See for example, "Yet Another Layer of the Onion: Or, Opening the Ecumenical Door to Let the Riffraff In," in From the Margins: A Celebration of the Theological Work of Donald W.