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An incompetent, unskilful, or dishonest person:[as modifier] ‘a jackleg carpenter’
blunderer, incompetent, amateur, bumbler, botcher, clown, hopeless caseView synonyms
- ‘Part of me thinks what he does here's extremely cool and part of me thinks he looks and sounds like a complete jackleg.’
- ‘A climber is not top notch until s/he is in control of the tree and in control of themselves at all times. Until then, they're jacklegs, and poison to any but the most desperate.’
- ‘Fire all the staff, sell the place to a new owner (because he's a jackleg too), and learn how to make beer and then you might be able to call yourself a good brewpub.’
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