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When India got independence, entrepreneurs were seen as a bad lot, as people who would exploit.
Nandan Nilekani

Meaning of a bad lot in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BAD LOT

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BAD LOT

a bad lot
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Synonyms and antonyms of a bad lot in the English dictionary of synonyms

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BAD LOT»

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TRANSLATION OF A BAD LOT

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一个坏的很多
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mala gente
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a bad lot
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एक बुरा बहुत कुछ
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الكثير سيئة
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плохая много
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muito mau
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un mauvais lot
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ein schlechtes Los
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悪いやつ
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나쁜 많은
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rất nhiều xấu
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un poco di buono
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zły los
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погана багато
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mult rău
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μια κακή παρτίδα
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´n slegte lot
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mycket dålig
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dårlig mye
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bad lot

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2 QUOTES WITH «A BAD LOT»

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When India got independence, entrepreneurs were seen as a bad lot, as people who would exploit.
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I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows, and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today, Unix is the best of a bad lot.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BAD LOT»

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Gen 13 Best of a Bad Lot 1
Now, the classic teen team is reimagined for a new generation by writer Gail Simone and artist Talent Caldwell.
autorGail Simone, 2007
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... a bad and unpleasant person: He s not a bad lot -just a bit wild. badly /'baBd.li/ adverb (worse, worst) unpleasant© 1 Q in a severe and harmful way: She was badly affected by the events in her childhood. Fortunately, none of the passengers ...
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
... does a bad job cannot be paid his salary A bad lot: A group of persons whose company is bad * The boy is part of a bad lot and thus should be avoided A bad man is better than a bad name: It is advisable to preserve one's reputation even if  ...
autorShori, A K, 2010
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Bad Sisters
She was a bad lot. Very pretty, but a bad lot.' Deeley shrugged; she couldn't argue with that. 'Dead now,' the woman said, dragging on her cigarette as if it were her main source of nutrition, never taking her eyes from Deeley's even as the thin ...
autorRebecca Chance, 2011
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary ...
1849. Thackeray, Pendennis, lx. ' He's a bad'un, Mr. Lightfoot—a bad lot, sir, and that you know.' 1866. Sala, Trip to Barbary, 130The manin black baize with the felt képi, .. . looked fromheadtoheel a bad egg. 1867. Leland, Breitmann Ballads.
autorAnonymous
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A Modern Approach to Operations Management
Assume that a lot with F = 10% defectives is considered to be a bad lot and a lot with/= 2% defectives is considered to be a good lot. From Figure, it is clear that Plan A would stand a 14% chance of accepting a bad lot. The same unfortunate ...
autorRam Naresh Roy, 2005
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Applied Reliability, Third Edition
Type II. error.designates.the.acceptance.of.a.bad.lot..Obviously.it.is.costly.to.a. producer.to.throw. away.or.rescreen.acceptable.material.due.to.Type.I.error.. Similarly,.the.cost.to.the.user.of. taking.product.with.a.high.reject.rate,.because.of. a.
autorPaul A. Tobias, David Trindade, 2011
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Statistical Quality Control: A Loss Minimization Approach
Likewise, the customer determines what constitutes bad conformance, and what risk he is willing to take of accepting a bad lot by error. With this information in place both parties seek a sampling plan that will achieve all these ends. That is, the ...
autorDan Trietsch, 1999
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The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang
A person, gen. pejoratively as in a bad lot, or ironically as in a nice lot: from ca 1846: coll. Thackeray, in Vanity Fair, (apropos of Miss Sharp) 'A bad lot, I tell you, a bad lot'. Ex the auction-room. lot, a; lots . A considerable quantity or number; ...
autorEric Partridge, 2003
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Scientific Realism: How Science Tracks Truth
But our best theory may well be but 'the best of a bad lot'. So, in order for the advocates of 1BE to argue that 1BE leads to truth, they must assume a principle of privilege. That is, they must assume that 'nature predisposes us to hit on the right ...
autorStathis Psillos, 2005
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BAD LOT»

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Shepley businessman catches up on his work from Spain because …
The business consultant added: “I recently renewed my Vodafone contract for a further two years on the basis that they are the best of a bad lot. “But for over a ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jul 15»
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Why Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU), Amphenol Corporation …
You couldn't find a sector in the green today, but utilities were the best of a bad lot. In fact, it was a tough day to find many winning stocks, but Peabody Energy ... «Investorplace.com, Jun 15»
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Carl Frampton says Windsor Park would be dream venue for title …
“I grew up watching them in the 1990s when they were a bad lot but we're getting good again. It's funny, in the 1980s we had a world champion in Barry and a ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Bond markets alternate between panic and greed
IShares 1-5 GB corporate bond fund has been the best of a bad lot in the bond section of the portfolio in recent weeks. It is the fund's largest bond holding at 14 ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
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Sketch: Why the 'Votes at 16' campaign is more dangerous than you …
Of course, as the history of the Commons has shown all too often, the quickest way to fall in with a bad lot and go down the criminal path is to get involved in ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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National broadband glee club a reminder of monopoly folly
But now it's about making the best of a bad lot. Mr Turnbull has the right attitude in trying to make NBN as customer-focused as possible, and is doing a good job ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jun 15»
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Kentucky voters weigh hotly contested GOP governor's primary
George Behrend voted for Louisville businessman Hal Heiner. "I guess you could say he's the best of a bad lot," Behrend said. "He's the most straightforward.". «Huntington Herald Dispatch, May 15»
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Can the explanation for Labour's election failure be found in …
... voter but it's as much habit as anything else. If I think about it, I'm almost glad it's Cameron who's in power again. He seems like the least bad of a bad lot.” ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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50 Years Ago in Hockey - 64-65 Post-Mortem: Boston Bruins
Johnny Bucyk was best of a bad lot. Hamilton, Ontario's Murray Oliver was Boston's second-leading scorer, a ways back of Bucyk with 43 points, based on 20 ... «The Hockey Writers, May 15»
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'Monkey Kingdom' heroine has great hair, loving heart
"Maya made the best of a bad lot," says Linfield. "She's done great for herself." "And she endears herself to us onscreen by being scrappy," adds Linfield. "I think ... «9NEWS.com, Apr 15»
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