a rotten egg

a rotten egg
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мерзкая личность, скотина

‘They tell me at Timothy's,’ said Nicholas lowering his voice, ‘That Dartie has gone off at last. That'll be a relief to your father. He was a rotten egg.’ (J. Gaslworthy, ‘In Chancery’, part I, ch. XII) — - Мне говорили у Тимоти, - продолжал Николас, понизив голос, - что Дарти, наконец, совсем убрался. Твой отец теперь сможет вздохнуть. Погибшая личность этот Дарти!


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • rotten egg — {n.}, {informal} A person whose character or way of acting is not good. * /His friends have all learned he is a rotten egg./ Often used by children in fun, as of someone who is slow in doing something. * /The boys ran to the river to go swimming… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rotten egg — {n.}, {informal} A person whose character or way of acting is not good. * /His friends have all learned he is a rotten egg./ Often used by children in fun, as of someone who is slow in doing something. * /The boys ran to the river to go swimming… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rotten\ egg — noun informal A person whose character or way of acting is not good. His friends have all learned he is a rotten egg. Often used by children in fun, as of someone who is slow in doing something. The boys ran to the river to go swimming and Dick… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rotten egg — n. a bad or despised person; a stinker. □ That guy is a real rotten egg. □ She sure has turned out to be a rotten egg …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • rotten-egg — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: from the phrase rotten egg : to throw rotten eggs at …   Useful english dictionary

  • rotten egg — egg which has spoiled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rotten egg gas — gas hydrogen sulphide …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rotten egg gas — Australian Slang gas hydrogen sulphide …   English dialects glossary

  • rotten egg gas — noun Chemistry Colloquial → hydrogen sulphide …  

  • rotten-egg smell — In cars equipped with catalytic converters, this smell is the result of an excessively rich air/fuel mixture …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • egg — I n. 1) to hatch; incubate; lay eggs 2) to beat (AE), whisk (BE); boil; fry; poach an egg 3) to candle eggs 4) an addled, bad, rotten egg; boiled; devilled; fried; hard boiled; poached; raw; Scotch (BE); scrambled; soft boiled eggs 5) (misc.) a… …   Combinatory dictionary


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