ugly customer


noun

a hostile or dangerous person.

Nearby words

  1. ugli,
  2. uglify,
  3. ugly,
  4. ugly american,
  5. ugly as sin,
  6. ugly duckling,
  7. ugrian,
  8. ugric,
  9. ugsome,
  10. uh

Origin of ugly customer

First recorded in 1805–15

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Idioms and Phrases with ugly customer

ugly customer

An ill-natured or vicious individual, as in Watch out for Charlie when he's drinking; he can be an ugly customer. This phrase uses ugly in the sense of “mean” or “dangerous.” [c. 1800]

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