come back like a bad penny

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come back like a bad penny

To appear or return regularly, especially of a person or thing that is unwelcome or objectionable. I'm sure we haven't seen the last of your conniving cousin—he comes back like a bad penny. Political scandals like this one always seem to crop up every few years, coming back like bad pennies.
See also: back, bad, come, like, penny
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