good cop bad cop
Maybe, just maybe, Netanyahu is laying this out as a starting position, acting as a “bad cop.”
Netanyahu Swims Against Iranian Diplomatic Current Ali Gharib October 1, 2013
Someone should tell the president his little good cop, bad cop routine isn’t working.
Obama Secretly Courts Big Business Charlie Gasparino October 13, 2010
The ambassador is supposed to be the good cop, but there was no bad cop to balance her out.
Ambassador Anne Patterson, the Controversial Face of America’s Egypt Policy Josh Rogin, Eli Lake July 9, 2013
- Bad copy
an imitation, reproduction, or transcript of an original: a copy of a famous painting. one of the various examples or specimens of the same book, engraving, or the like. written matter intended to be reproduced in printed form: The editor sent the copy for the next issue to the printer. the text of a news […]
- Bad day at black rock
bad day at black rock noun phrase An unhappy time: Itwill be a bad day at Black Rock when the players gather for the last time [fr the 1955 cowboy-suspense movie Bad Day at Black Rock]
rather bad; not very good. Historical Examples Anyhow, we went wrong; and it is a baddish place to go wrong, I can tell you, is the Mozambique Channel. A Chapter of Adventures G. A. Henty “It’s a baddish business,” he added, when the butler had gone. The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893 […]
- Bad egg
a person who is bad, dishonest, or unreliable; a good-for-nothing: a bad egg who had served several years in prison. Historical Examples The dumpy one is Waddy Walsh, the bad egg, who was sent to the reform school three years ago. The Outdoor Chums on the Lake Quincy Allen There are fourteen hens, and never […]