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one rotten (or bad) apple spoils the barrel

one rotten (or bad) apple spoils the barrel in Culture

One rotten (or bad) apple spoils the barrel definition


A single bad influence can ruin what would otherwise remain good.

The American HeritageĀ® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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