bad apple

  1. a discontented, troublemaking, or dishonest person: In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.

Origin of bad apple

From the proverb “one bad apple spoils the barrel”

Words Nearby bad apple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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