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stink

1. noun, slang A great fuss or ruckus; a lot of trouble. Used especially in the phrase "make/raise a stink" or similar variations. My mom raised a stink when the store refused to accept her return without a receipt. One of the customers is making a stink about the service charge we included on his bill.
2. noun, slang Something scandalous, controversial, or especially unpleasant. The stink of his association with the corrupt company continues to follow him to this day. He knew it was just a matter of time before the stink surrounding him caught the attention of the authorities.
3. verb, slang To be especially bad, abhorrent, or inferior in quality. Your plan stinks, Tom! There's no way it would work! The timing of this audit just really stinks. The first film was an overlooked classic, but the two sequels both stink.
4. verb, slang To be or seem extremely disreputable, suspicious, or corrupt. This deal between the company and the mayor's office stinks, if you ask me. I'd be willing to bet that someone's pocket is being lined. This city stank to high heaven before I came in and brought some law and order to it.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stink

1. in. to be repellent; to be suspicious and poorly planned. (Of schemes and plots.) This whole setup stinks.
2. n. a commotion. (see also raise a stink (about someone/something).) The stink you made about money has done no good at all. You’re fired.

stinking

verb

stinking

1. Go to stinking (drunk).
2. mod. lousy; rotten. That was a mean stinking thing to do. Really stinking!
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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Your article in the August 2006 magazine titled "Our Image Stinks" really caught my interest.
Chloe sees Mr Stink every day, but she's never spoken to him, which isn't surprising because he's a tramp, and he stinks.
In summer no-one wants to go out and sit in the back garden when it stinks.
I AM not a believer of conspiracy theories but this whole Lockerbie story stinks. Are we being played like fools?
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After hearing Sacred Trust, the Xmas single by One True Voice, the popular singer from the BBC1 show blasted: "It stinks."
JASON SCOTLAND'S agent yesterday claimed 'British justice stinks' as he backed Dundee United's efforts to bring the striker back to the country.
What's needed is an effective odour-busting, cooling foot spray to stop stinks in their tracks.
This is quite true, as my mother's flat stinks because of the smokers upstairs.
Andrea Louise Is someone doing a stink bomb tour of the UK?
RAWALPINDI, May 17, 2010 (Frontier Star): Sewerage drainage in Dhok Hasso, Nawab colony union council 6, street 3 is spreading stink and malaria amongst the residents of the area and they have demanded to make the drainage under ground.
Bullied 12-year-old Chloe (Lotte Gilmore) taking a curious interest in Mr Stink (Peter Edbrook) a sweet, homeless man with a mysterious past and convinces her posh family to let him stay in their garden shed.
She faces a barrage of hostility as she attends the Police Federation for England and Wales Conference, where officers will tell her: "Your cuts stink."
Mr Stink, by David Walliams, pounds 12.99 (Harpercollins) The second original, touching, twisted and, most of all, hilarious novel for children by DavidWalliams, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.