Bad egg

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British pronunciation/bˈad ˈɛɡ/
American pronunciation/bˈæd ˈɛɡ/
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someone who is not considered honest, trustworthy, or a good person in general

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What is the origin of the idiom "bad egg" and when to use it?

The origin of the phrase "bad egg" can be traced back to the 19th century. In this context, the word "egg" refers to a person, and "bad egg" signifies someone who displays undesirable behavior, or is generally untrustworthy or dishonest.

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The company's management discovered a bad egg among the employees who was embezzling funds.
In the past, there were bad eggs in the community who spread rumors to create conflict among neighbors.
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