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bad US English

Of poor quality; inferior or defective

give a good account of oneself US English

Make a favorable (or unfavorable) impression through one’s performance

a rotten apple US English

A bad or corrupt person in a group, typically one whose behavior is likely to have a detrimental influence on his or her associates

badder in bad US English

Good; excellent

be in someone's good graces US English

Be regarded by someone with favor (or disfavor)

with good grace US English

In a willing and happy (or reluctant and resentful) manner

be in good odor with someone US English

Be in or out of favor with someone

good show! US English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

keep good time US English

(Of a clock or watch) record time accurately (or inaccurately)

do someone a good turn US English

Do something that is helpful (or unhelpful) for someone

bad US Thesaurus

bad workmanship

my bad US English

Used to acknowledge responsibility for a mistake

not bad US English

Fairly good

too bad US English

Used to indicate that something is regrettable but now beyond retrieval

bad boy US English

A man who does not conform to approved standards of behavior, especially in a particular sphere of activity

bad egg US English

See egg222.

bad eye US English

To look upon with a bad eye and variants: to take a dim view of; to look askance at or disapprove of.

bad hat US English

A scoundrel, a ne'er-do-well.

bad hop US English

An unexpected or irregular bounce of the ball.

bad actor US English

A person who misbehaves or makes trouble.

bad-assed US English

= badass.

bad ball US English

A ball pitched outside the strike zone; frequently attributive, especially in bad-ball hitter.

bad blood US English

Ill feeling

bad break US English

A piece of bad luck

bad debt US English

A debt that cannot be recovered

bad faith US English

Intent to deceive

bad form US English

An offense against current social conventions

bad girl US English

Informal (originally US). A woman who defies expected or approved standards of conduct, especially one who behaves in a wild, rebellious, or sexually provocative manner.

bad-john US English

A ruffian; a hooligan or miscreant.

bad mind US English

An evil or suspicious mind. Now rare.

bad money US English

Debased coinage; counterfeit money.

bad mood US English

An angry or irritable state of mind

bad-mouth US English

Criticize (someone or something); speak disloyally of

bad news US English

A person or thing that is regarded as unpleasant, unlucky, or undesirable

bad penny US English

A penny which is debased or counterfeit. In later use chiefly in the proverb a bad penny always returns (also turns up), and (now especially) in similative or figurative use in allusion to this, with reference to the predictable, and often unwanted, return of a disreputable or prodigal person after some absence, or (more generally) to the continual recurrence of someone or something.

bad seed US English

A person regarded as bad or corrupt by nature and liable to have a harmful influence on other people

bad-talk US English

To speak badly of, disparage; to speak maliciously about (a person who is absent).

bad taste US English

Poor, indelicate, or undiscriminating judgement, especially with regard to what is aesthetically pleasing, polite, socially appropriate, or fashionable; (hence) something which results from or embodies this.

bad trip US English

A bad or distressing (psychological) experience caused by taking a hallucinogenic drug (especially LSD), often involving extreme fear or anxiety, disorientation, etc. (also in extended use).

feel-bad US English

That induces a feeling of unhappiness or discontentment; characterized by such a feeling; gloomy, pessimistic, down-beat.

good-bad US English

Designating something which is simultaneously good and bad, especially that is generally bad or inferior, but has redeeming characteristics, or is a particularly good example of an inferior thing.

bad breath US English

Unpleasant-smelling breath; halitosis

bad manners US English

Lack of polite or well-bred social behavior

bad-minded US English

Malicious, unsympathetic, or cynical

bad quarto US English

Any of various early quarto editions of plays by Shakespeare which are regarded as unauthoritative.

bad halfpenny US English

Used in similative expressions to refer to the unwelcome return of someone or something.

bad-tempered US English

Easily annoyed or made angry

bad hair day US English

A day on which everything seems to go wrong, characterized as a day on which one’s hair is particularly unmanageable

Big Bad Wolf US English

(Usually with the) (the name of) a wolf who is the villain of various nursery stories; (hence allusively) any threatening or sinister person or thing.

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