Definition of 'bad apple'
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The central question is, bad apples or bad barrels? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They may use it to sort out the bad apples in the barrel and try to cleanse the organisation of its alleged endemic corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Used Rarely. bad apple is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of bad apple from the Collins English Dictionary
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