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A habitual drinker (also used as a general term of abuse)
- ‘I guess that now they've completed their own make-over into Low Tory tosspots they obviously feel that the rest of the population should follow.’
- ‘I'm sure my route round the shopping centre is about twice as long as it should be because I can't walk in a straight line since I'm constantly swerving out of the way of inconsiderate and ill-mannered tosspots.’
- ‘Can you do your job properly, or are you a gibbering tosspot?’
- ‘A flashy tosspot TV weatherman living beyond his means, his lotto hostess girlfriend and a dodgy mate try to rig a lottery win, but have trouble collecting.’
- ‘But I guess I expected that from him because he is such a tosspot.’
- ‘I toyed with the idea of listing some of the individual tosspot behaviour that I have come across, but those people are probably dead by now anyway so I'll stick to a more general theme.’
- ‘Unfortunately there's no pictures because the gig was filled with lanky tosspots, and from the back of the gig, even the 10x zoom struggled to get a decent image.’
- ‘Asked if he ever sits in business class while flying, he replies: ‘I don't want to be up there with all the tosspots.’’
- ‘Thanks for all the help, you complete tosspots.’
- ‘You may trot around with a silver bunch of grapes on your lapel, peddling intoxicants to expense-account tosspots and huff when I quibble at the mark-up but I have just published the novelistic fruit of 35 years of miserable introversion.’
- ‘They're now going back over the call-tape (anyone want to bet it's been ‘mislaid’?) to see what the tosspot actually said.’
- ‘With a crackin’ sense of humour, Imprint already have an advantage over most bands by not being tosspots, but given their level of musicianship they are in a position to certainly make an impression.’
- ‘Alas, the ‘aliens’ (affectionately called ‘customers’ and ‘clients’) know they wouldn't be caught dead wearing a button, so you must be a tosspot, a troll, or just a twerp.’
- ‘It's only tosspots who come to London from nowhere places who sneer at our nation's other fine cities.’
- ‘If that's the case, they're still a bunch of tosspots.’
- ‘But my favourite ever Boiler Room article was undoubtedly aimed at Channel 4 tosspots Mel & Sue.’
- ‘Did I tell you I hated the hypocritical, snidey, underhanded, self-important tosspots at the FA?’
- ‘He's still a tosspot, but I'm forced to admit he's not a totally-irrelevant-to-police-recruitment tosspot.’
- ‘Meanwhile, I've just watched some tosspot who clearly has very little TV experience mumble his way through the front pages, covering the tabloids at the end as if they were an embarrassment, talk complete rubbish on BBC News 24.’
- ‘One of these days, I want to meet that tosspot who implemented CSS rendering within Internet Explorer.’
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