a less-than-honorable discharge from military service.
Learn how to make that infernal note-book perfectly all right in spite of the bad paper.
Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
One of these is the prevalence of bad paper, overladen with clay and with Modern methods.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2 Various
Worthless or counterfeit money, checks, etc: They passed some bad paper (1940s+)
less-than-honorable discharge from military service (1970s+ fr Vietnam veterans)
- Bad patch
noun a period of poor luck Examples Their marriage has hit a bad patch. Historical Examples Giving up the bad patch as hopeless, I would go on and, after I had left it behind, discover the dynamite capable of blasting it. The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre It was just a bad patch, […]
a bronze coin, the 100th part of the dollars of various nations, as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States; one cent. Also called new penny. a bronze coin and monetary unit of the United Kingdom and various other nations, the 100th part of a pound. Abbreviation: p. a former bronze coin and monetary […]
- Bad place
Midland and Southern U.S. hell. Contemporary Examples The marriage was in a bad place, but we kept sort of bringing it back from the brink. Suzy Welch’s Decision-Making Secrets Tina Brown April 15, 2009 Manufacturing-related jobs that require a college education probably would not be a bad place to go. Q&A: Moody’s Makes Sense of […]
- Bad press
to act upon with steadily applied weight or force. to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position: The crowd pressed him into a corner. to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or size: He pressed the clay into a ball. to weigh heavily upon; subject to […]