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A person regarded as bad or corrupt by nature and liable to have a harmful influence on other people:‘school officials became exasperated and wrote her off as a bad seed’
- ‘Gloria is concerned that her 10-month-old may be a bad seed.’
- ‘Nobody wants to recruit bad seeds, but when the screws get tightened, risks are taken.’
- ‘The problem is, like many other examples, a few bad seeds create an image problem for all users.’
- ‘A few insiders say the player has long been a bad seed in their club.’
- ‘I have written articles on what a bad seed he is, for major newspapers.’
- ‘Howland had to jettison the bad seeds and poor fits and replace them with committed, tough-minded athletes.’
- ‘I think it's unfair to deduce that he is no good, will treat her badly and is a bad seed simply because he got in a car first.’
- ‘It sure wasn't 'chemistry' - they played just as bad when the bad seed left town.’
- ‘Tell Commissioner Kelly to weed out the bad seeds in the NYPD.’
- ‘But I hate how a few bad seeds deem the organization and its fans as classless as a whole.’
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