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bad scene

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bad scene

noun phrase

Something unpleasant, esp a displeasing and depressing experience or situation

[1950s+ and popularized by the 1960s counterculture; fr the jazz sense of scene, ''center of activity for musicians'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • There had been a bad scene up in the bedroom overnight, after John Crumb had left the farm.

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  • He was an actor in a bad scene, mingling with impossible characters in an improbable setting.

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