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rotten apple OR bad apple n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
extremely bad
about humans
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
a potential benefit or disadvantage
n.
A plan done for something bad or illegal.
I will never scheme in the future because it is a bad thing to do.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
v.
explain or bring up
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
adj.
rigorously strict or just
Ex.: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.
n.
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
exp.
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
id.
Something that seems bad at first, like a fail or a misfortune, but later unexpectedly results in something good and beneficial
As for me I could say that was a double unbelievable blessing in disguise; firstly, the plane I missed crashed into the sea a few hours later and secondly, I met my future wife on the next flight!
n.
a clumsy or stupid person
adj.
suitable in quantity or quality
n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
v.
to enchant or fascinate someone
[Liter.] US also "ensorcel"
n.
of or related to brahman
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
v.
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
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rotten

  

      adj  
1    affected with rot; decomposing, decaying, or putrid  
2    breaking up, esp. through age or hard use; disintegrating  
rotten ironwork     
3    morally despicable or corrupt  
4    untrustworthy, disloyal, or treacherous  
5    Informal   unpleasant, unfortunate, or nasty  
rotten luck, rotten weather     
6    Informal   unsatisfactory or poor  
rotten workmanship     
7    Informal   miserably unwell  
8    Informal   distressed, uncomfortable, and embarrassed  
I felt rotten when I told him to go     
9    (of rocks, soils, etc.) soft and crumbling, esp. as a result of weathering  
10    Slang     (chiefly Austral. and N.Z.)   intoxicated; drunk  
      adv  
Informal  
11    extremely; very much  
men fancy her rotten     
     (C13: from Old Norse rottin; related to Old English rotian to rot1)  
  rottenly      adv  
  rottenness      n  


rotten borough  
      n   (before the Reform Act of 1832) any of certain English parliamentary constituencies with only a very few electors  
   Compare       pocket borough  
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