The translation might as well be: he was a crummy governor; why would he be a different president?
The neighborhood gains a new and improved store in place of Mr. Gonzalez's crummy bodega.
And Steubenville was a prime example of our crummy attitude when it comes to bringing attackers to account.
Underage hooligans and crummy fast-food restaurants abound, and the exit strategy once inside is impossible to navigate.
CAP gets its impressive number with a crummy trick: omitting the increased costs of legalization.
You know you could do all right acting, but you don't dare giving up this crummy job.
"I get it, all right, you crummy little chiseler," growled Astro.
"For their sake I hope they pick something better than this crummy planet," Larkwell grunted.
Gimme another glass of milk and another of these crummy sandwiches.
You mean sitting in the sun on a crummy lakeside, watching the birds and bees?
1560s, "easily crumbled;" 1570s, "like bread," from crumb + -y (2). The second sense probably accounts for 18c. (and later in dialects) use, of a woman, "attractively plump, full-figured, buxom." Slang meaning "shoddy, filthy, inferior, poorly made" in use by 1859, probably is from the first sense, but influenced by crumb in its slang sense of "louse."