What does bad egg mean?


Idiom Meaning:

a bad or dishonest person


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Flight of the Conchords “Bret Gives Up the Dream” (2007)

Time of Scene: ~00:09:30

Bret: It’s a chicken egg situation.

Murray: What does he mean, chicken?

Jemaine: Well, you know… what came first the chicken or the egg?

Murray: Well, that’s irrelevant, isn’t it? Stupid. The chicken obviously.

Bret: Well, then where’d the chicken come from?

Murray: Well it came from the… oh.

Bret: Yeah, see. The egg.

Murray: You’re the egg. You’re a bad egg. You’ve derailed this meeting with another obscure comment.


Housebound (2008)

Time of Scene: ~01:44:20

Dennis: But anyone who says there’s no such thing as a bad egg obviously hasn’t worked in social services.


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Time of Scene: ~01:22:30

Willy Wonka: She was a bad egg.

Mr. Salt: Where’s she gone?

Willy Wonka: Where all the other bad eggs go: down the garbage chute.

Mr. Salt: Oh, the garbage chute. Where does it lead to?

Willy Wonka: To the furnace.

Mr. Salt: The furnace! She’ll be sizzled like a sausage.

Willy Wonka: Well, not necessarily. She could be stuck just inside the tube.

Mr. Salt: Inside the… Hold on! Veruca! Sweetheart! Daddy’s coming!

Willy Wonka: There’s gonna be a lot of garbage today.

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