One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of poor quality; worthless.‘they've won one poxy trophy’
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- ‘There was no option but to disassemble the poxy thing, stuff it back into it's box (needless to say they never go back in) and schlep back to Croydon.’
- ‘So I sat there for the whole exam staring miserably at this poxy exam paper and waiting for the first opportunity of escape.’
- ‘I'm just sick to the back teeth of waiting for this poxy thing to show up.’
- ‘I think I wrote about what I'd had to drink and how poxy the audience were though.’
- ‘Our parents and, even worse, our grandparents - people who remained engaged for five or six years so they could save up enough to buy a whole house, not just the poxy five per cent deposit - must think we are insane.’
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